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#1 Old 12-12-2008, 12:35 PM
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I'm trying to reduce my cholesterol. I'm fighting huge genetic factors as my mum and BOTH maternal grandparents had very high cholesterol. My consultant says I won't be able to reduce it to healthy levels with diet alone, but I can get it down a bit so it's worth taking Benecol or something similar. Probably a long shot but are there any cholesterol reducing products that are vegan?
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#2 Old 12-12-2008, 03:50 PM
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I just looked on tesco.com and benecol do a dairy free drink!

http://www.tesco.com/superstore/xpi/4/xpi53350034.htm



Im not sure where the "cultures" come from though.

Isnt there some kind of cholesterol helping cereal too?
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#3 Old 12-16-2008, 01:26 PM
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Oooh fantastic, I didn't know Benecol did that.



I think there's cholesterol reducing butter, cereal and lord knows what else out there! My consultant only really mentioned the drinks.
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#4 Old 12-21-2008, 02:21 AM
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I got the dairy free Benecol. It tastes pretty awful but thankfully I can drink it in one gulp, so with a little shudder it's over
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#5 Old 12-23-2008, 04:15 AM
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isn't Alpro soya yoghurt (and other soya milks) good for reducing cholesterol? Just thought I had seen something on the packaging.
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#6 Old 12-27-2008, 03:33 AM
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I think so, but I can't stand the Alpro-Soy yoghurts

I drink rice milk and use Pure butter but I'm not a fan of soy milk. Except the AlproSoy cream substitute which tastes just like ordinary cream.
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Oats are supposedly good for your cholesterol. Eat more oatmeal---or drink oatmilk. Oatly is *lovely* and comes in chocolate.

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