Lower Your Cholesterol by Eating Multiple Foods.
Fermented, macrobiotic preB (Prebiotics), with its high concentration of multiple organic foods, is an excellent option to include more cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant and nutrient-rich foods in your diet. This is in addition to its prebiotic effect.
New research validates the wisdom of the macrobiotic approach of preB (Prebiotics), with its fermentation of organically grown 56 fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds, and grains. This type of prebiotic combination boosts health effects, according to some new studies:
• Consuming a wide variety of cholesterol-lowering foods achieves a better result than eating just a few
• Eating several antioxidant-rich foods at once has a synergistic "boosting" effect
• Organically grown foods have more nutrients than those conventionally grown
Eating More Plant Variety Means Lower Cholesterol
Various foods have been shown to have cholesterol-lowering effects. Examples are foods like soy and almonds which have plant sterols (phytosterols) and prebiotic oat bran (plant fibers). When sterols and prebiotic fiber are added to your diet, it can help control your cholesterol levels. Sterols are important in the human diet because they block cholesterol absorption in the intestine, thus lowering your blood cholesterol levels.
In a new study1, a group with high cholesterol levels was given a diet which contained high quantities of plant sterols, soy protein, viscous fiber, and almonds.
Of those who maintained the diet for three months, 30% of the people lowered their LDL (bad) cholesterol by over 20%. This reduction is about the same as what can be expected from the use of expensive statin drugs, the most common cholesterol-lowering medications.
Several of the 56 macrobiotic, fermented ingredients in preB (Prebiotics) have cholesterol-lowering components like sterols and prebiotic viscous fiber.
Eating a powerful combination of phytosterols like those in preB (Prebiotics), according to the research, will be more effective in lowering your cholesterol than eating the ingredients separately.
Eating More Plants Means Higher Antioxidant Levels
Further evidence of the superior benefits of eating a combination of fruits and vegetables comes from a new study in pigs. Pigs have similar dietary needs and digestive systems to humans2. The pigs were fed either apples, strawberries, or tomatoes, or all three.
The pigs eating the combination of all three fruits had the least oxidant-caused damage to their cellular DNA. The researchers attributed this positive "boost" to the synergistic mix of antioxidants. The phenols (in apples), vitamin C (in strawberries), and lycopene and carotenoids (in tomatoes), eaten together, are more effective than when eaten alone.
Fruits, eaten together, achieved more antioxidant protection than when each were eaten individually. This is a strong confirmation of the macrobiotic approach of preB (Prebiotics).
Eating Organic Foods Increases Nutrients
In a similar vein are reports of significantly reduced nutrient levels in conventionally-grown foods. This is known as the "dilution effect." Due to modern farming methods, where the soil is depleted and not re-built by organic farming practices, the vitamin, mineral, and protein levels in the plants have fallen from 5% to 35% over the last 50 years3.
Organically-grown foods (like those in perB), on the other hand, show a 30% increased nutrient and antioxidant content, greatly improving their health-giving properties.
Conclusion: Eat More of the Right Plants Together
The take-home message from these studies is that a combination of healthy fruits and vegetables, eaten together, provide a better nutritional and health boost than individual foods eaten alone. As importantly, organically-grown foods not only have no harmful chemical residues, they are nutritionally superior to those grown by conventional methods.
macrobiotic combination of 56 fermented, whole food ingredients
(fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds, and grains), delivers the synergistic
blend of cholesterol reducing ingredients noted in the recent research. In addition to its prebiotic effect, preB (Prebiotics) combines a synergistic combination of antioxidant-rich ingredients, with nutritionally superior organically grown foods.
With preB (Prebiotics), you get it all “ maximum nutrition.
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