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"What I was taught in medical school was wrong. Drugs don't solve everything, the right foods do."

Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC

Preventive Cardiologist

Clinically Proven Foods Designed to Help Lower Cholesterol

  • Mayo Clinic and The University of Manitoba tested and validated
  • Cardiologist formulated, cardiologist approved
  • Supported by 500+ publications
  • Rapid, measurable results
  • For people who can't or don't want to use cholesterol medications
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How It Works

Step One Foods are clinically formulated to block cholesterol absorption and reabsorption in the digestive system.

  • By delivering high levels of whole food fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and plant sterols
  • From only the finest real food ingredients
  • In precise combinations and at optimal amounts

Made for People Just Like You

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Take Step One to Better Health

Step One Foods Starter Pack

  • 60 dosed servings of Step One Foods (30-day supply)
  • Perfect for breakfast, dessert or a snack
  • As used in the clinical trial
  • Money-back satisfaction guarantee

Enjoy 2 servings of Step One Foods each day. In any combination.  The foods are interchangeable in terms of levels of the specific nutrients needed to impact cholesterol levels.


For at least 30 days. Participants in a randomized controlled clinical trial experienced highly significant cholesterol reductions in that amount of time. Some saw medication level results.

That's It

It's that simple. Read through our hundreds of customer testimonials or customer success stories to see first-hand accounts of how Step One Foods works for people just like you.

How Do I Know It's Working?

Eating the right nutrients in the right amounts can yield almost instant beneficial effects. Within days of starting Step One Foods many customers report:

  • More energy
  • Higher satiety
  • Fewer food cravings
  • Better digestive function

Get Dr. Klodas' Guide

Not every solution is right for every person.

That’s why Cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC created this definitive guide addressing all the various options for lowering cholesterol.

Learn about statins, other pharmaceuticals, supplements, as well as dietary approaches to lowering cholesterol.

Everything you need to know. No hype. Just the facts. Enter your email address to get the guide for FREE.

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Answers to your questions

It’s as easy as: Eat, Repeat, Test. Just eat two servings a day of your favorite Step One Foods products a day. That’s it. Many people have Step One for breakfast and as a snack later in the day. Continue enjoying 2 servings per day for at least 30 days and test your cholesterol to see your results. No additional dietary changes or daily workouts are required.

Absolutely. What we eat has far ranging effects on health, well beyond cholesterol management. The fact that these foods can help lower cholesterol is only the proof point of how nutritionally dense and good for us they are in general. Most people don’t get enough whole food fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterols or antioxidants in their diet. Our foods are a convenient way to fill those nutrition gaps - without having to change everything about what we eat.

Right away!  Although cholesterol results take at least 30 days, most people report higher satiety, lower food cravings, and better digestive function almost immediately. 

Cholesterol-lowering medications like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin), also known as statins, are prescribed frequently. However many people are hesitant about taking statins due to the potential of experiencing side effects or the prospect of having to take a medication for the rest of their lives. But some people SHOULD be on statins and we would never advocate you stop your medication or lower your dose without first discussing this with your personal physician.

Learn about the 4 main categories of people who are clear candidates for statin therapy here. If you are planning to use food to help lower your cholesterol, you should approach your efforts just as if you were using a medication. That means checking a blood test to evaluate how your efforts are working. The best part is you don’t have to wait a long time to re-measure your cholesterol profile: Effects of dietary change can be seen in as little as 30 days.

Even if you need statins, eating in a way that supports lower cholesterol levels is very important.  A diet that works in concert with your medications will help you need lower drug doses, which means a lower risk of side effects.

We never advise that you stop a medication or reduce a medication’s dose without first discussing this with your doctor. But since high cholesterol is often driven at least in part by what we eat, eating the Step One way may help you decrease your statin dosage or even help get you off your statin altogether! If you are not currently taking a statin, Step One can help you avoid needing a statin prescription in the first place.

Step One Foods are pure real foods that are formulated specifically to support cardiovascular care and prevention. However, not everyone has a dramatic cholesterol reduction with food. That’s why it’s important to test your cholesterol response if you are using these foods to lower cholesterol, especially if you are using them to try and avoid medications.

Learn more about Step One and statins here.

Statins only lower cholesterol, meaning their impact on heart disease risk is finite. Although statins reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in those with established heart disease by 24%,  the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular events in those same individuals by a whopping 37%. That makes food one and one-half times as powerful as drugs! Unlike drugs which are one-hit wonders, what we eat affects multiple heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar/diabetes, excess weight, poor diet) at the same time.

In a clinical trial, Step One Foods was proven to lower LDL cholesterol by up to 40% in just 30 days! Food is a truly powerful intervention. What we eat is critical to our health.  And no drug can compare.

Yes. The high fiber content, complex carbohydrates, and healthful fats in Step One Foods ensure slow digestion and lower, steadier blood sugar levels, keeping you feeling fuller longer. That adds up to better blood sugar control and weight loss over time.  

Nearly all Step One Foods contain minimal to no sodium. Studies have shown that when you reduce sodium consumption and increase the intake of antioxidants - like the ones found in our products - you can attain significant blood pressure reductions.

We want you to be happy with our products and your results. If you don't enjoy one or more of your choices, we will gladly provide you with an exchange or a refund. Our guarantee applies to first time orders, or up to one month's worth of food cost.

Setting a routine and using our products consistently will lead to long-lasting results. By signing up for a subscription, you’ll be able to add Step One Foods easily into your routine and earn all the benefits exclusive to our subscribers which include: our best pricing, flexible cancellation, Build-a-Bundle, and much more!

If you're not ready to commit to a subscription, you can place a one-time order for any assortment of products. We offer free shipping on orders of $75 or more. We recommend that you start with a 30-day supply, which is 5 boxes or 60 servings of food (our Starter Pack is a great place to start).

Our dedicated customer support team is here to help. You can contact us via phone, email, or live chat. We can answer questions about Step One, heart health and more. You can also visit our FAQ page or read Dr. Klodas' blog.