Healthy eating habits, a diet reduced in saturated fats and cholesterol, high consumption of fruits and vegetables along with a regular practice of physical exercise will help you to keep cholesterol at an adequate level, reducing the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
The importance of consuming fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, and cereals is because they contain plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, which decrease the absorption of cholesterol at the intestinal level.
If you need to reduce the cholesterol present in your body, the increase in these foods will not be enough. You should have too high a consumption to reach the amount needed to reduce it. But the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, phytosterols, and antioxidants, contained in SOW® products, is associated with a decrease in blood cholesterol, blood pressure, indicators of inflammation (C-reactive protein), and coagulation. All of them risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
Research has shown that with doses of 25 to 30g per day of chia seeds a reduction of up to 30% in triglyceride concentrations is achieved, while the consumption of chia oil provides a reduction of over 35% in levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.