When you eat a Step One Foods® Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar or a bowl of Blueberry Oatmeal, you might not taste the difference that these foods have on your body compared to similar snacks. But the nutrients and health benefits that Step One Foods® products provide can’t be found in any other products on the grocery store shelf.
What makes Step One Foods® different is simple – it’s REAL food, made from the finest natural ingredients, that delivers the four critical nutrients our bodies need to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Those nutrients are: plant sterols, omega-3 fatty acids, whole food fiber and antioxidants.
But it's not just about containing these nutrients. It's about delivering these nutrients in the precise amounts needed to actually impact health - while avoiding the use of preservatives, artificial additives or other chemicals that might be counterproductive.
Because that's what's needed to keep the main drivers of heart disease – diabetes, high-blood pressure and high cholesterol - at bay.
Avid readers of this blog know that we’re big on eating plants and we really believe you should be too. In addition to Step One Foods® products, plant sterols can be found naturally in many grains, nuts, seeds, veggies and fruits and they have powerful cholesterol lowering properties.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3’s are the good kind of fat. These fatty acids are essential to your health and are found in fish like tuna, salmon and halibut – as well as in nuts and seeds, like walnuts, flax and chia. In addition to helping lower blood pressure and cholesterol, Omega-3’s also play a vital role in maintaining brain health.
Found naturally in vegetables, fruits, and wait for it… coffee, chocolate and wine, antioxidants help prevent and stop cell damage. Antioxidants work to fight off free radicals - substances that harm your body. When you take in antioxidants, you’re helping your body fight off disease and chronic ailments.
Whole Food Fiber
This plant based nutrient is found in beans and grains, as well as fruits and vegetables, and helps keep food moving through your body. Fiber also aids in regulating blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol.
When you eat Step One Foods® products, you’re feeding your body the nutrients it needs. And a well nourished body needs fewer medications to function properly.
Stay tuned to the blog to learn more about what makes Step One Foods® special and how making the choice to incorporate Step One products into your diet is the best decision you can make for your heart.