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What are the ingredients in Benecol?

What are the ingredients in Benecol?

Ingredients. Rapeseed Oil, Water, Plant Stanol Ester (plant stanols 6.6g/100g), Responsibly sourced palm oil, Buttermilk Powder, Salt (1%), Emulsifiers (Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, Sunflower lecithin), Natural flavourings, Acidity regulator (citric acid), Colour (carotenes), Vitamin A, Vitamin D3.

What fats are in Benecol?

Whilst Benecol spreads do not make the on pack nutrition claim low in saturated fat, they all contain our unique plants stanols that are proven to lower cholesterol and are made mostly with different blends of vegetable oils, including rapeseed and olive oil, which are unsaturated fats.

Is Benecol safe to eat?

Plant stanols have been thoroughly researched and over 67 gold standard clinical studies have shown plant stanol ester – the unique ingredient in Benecol – to be completely safe, even when consumed for long periods of time (with a duration of 12 and 18 months).

Is Benecol gluten free?

Except for the Benecol fruit and nut, fruit and oat and berry and oat bars, all of Benecol foods are wheat free and gluten free.

Is Benecol Buttery Spread good for you?

Raisio claims that Benecol has no side-effects, although some studies have suggested that it lowers levels of carotenoids such as vitamin A. They say 200,000 people in Finland have eaten their product daily for three years without ill effects.

When should I drink Benecol?

Benecol products should be consumed every day to get the best cholesterol lowering results and gain long term benefits. It’s important to eat Benecol products with a meal rather than on their own.

Is Benecol spread bad for you?

How healthy is Benecol?

Absolutely! More than 80 independent clinical studies prove that plant stanol ester – the active ingredient in Benecol – can reduce cholesterol. 67 of these studies are randomised placebo -controlled trials (RCTs), which are regarded as the ‘gold standard’ of scientific evidence, and for good reason!

Is Benecol good for the gut?

Benecol is not only low in cholesterol itself, it is a cholesterol-lowering product, actively removing the substance from the gut. This is significant because only one third of the cholesterol in the stomach comes from a person’s diet.

How quickly does Benecol work?

Simply eating Benecol foods each day, as part of your healthy diet and lifestyle, which includes your ‘5-a-day’ can lower your cholesterol by 7-10 % within two to three weeks, thanks to our unique active ingredient – plant stanol ester.

Why is Benecol spread so expensive?

Years of research into plant stanol ester – the active ingredient in Benecol justifies Benecol products price premium. When compared to traditional foods, the cholesterol lowering benefits that Benecol provides make it remarkable value.

How many Benecol drinks can you have a day?

Each 10g serving (that’s around 2 teaspoons) of Benecol spread provides 0.7g of plant stanols, so consume 3 servings daily (2.1g of plant stanols) to give you the desired effect, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, including your ‘5-a-day’.

Are there any trans fats in Benecol oil?

Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil. This leads to an increased risk of heart disease, which is the number one killer of both men and women. Benecol contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Although the harmful effects of it may be canceled out by the phytostanol esters, many nutrition experts would advise against consuming any trans fats,…

Are there any side effects to taking Benecol?

According to the Mayo Clinic, trans fats–also known as partially hydrogenated oils–are the worst kind of fats because they raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol 1. The Mayo Clinic lists diarrhea as a potential side effect of Benecol. While not usually dangerous, this can cause a great deal of discomfort.

When is the ban on trans fats going into effect?

Though evidence is limited, natural trans fats appear less harmful than artificial ones ( 7, 8, 9 ). Though the FDA’s ban of trans fats went into effect on June 18, 2018, products manufactured before this date can still be distributed until January 2020, or in some cases 2021 ( 10 ).

Which is worse for you Benecol or margarine?

Benecol typically costs two to five times as much as regular margarine. According to the Mayo Clinic, trans fats–also known as partially hydrogenated oils–are the worst kind of fats because they raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol 1 3.