How It Works
Science-Backed Food as Medicine
Nutrition belongs at the center of your heart health regime. Your diet directly impacts your health and can contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease. So by changing the way you eat, you can naturally better your health. Step One Foods products are designed to help you do just that! Grounded in pharmaceutical-level science and proven through our clinical trial, every serving of Step One Foods delivers the precise amounts of key nutrients demonstrated to help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.
Eating Better Can Be Easy
We get how challenging it can be to change your diet. That’s why the Step One Foods program is made to fit easily into your everyday life. We’ve developed minimal- to no-prep, real-food products that deliver the four building blocks of heart health and taste great too. All you have to do is eat two servings a day by replacing something you’re eating now. It’s really that easy! And trust us, this one small step can add up to big health improvements over time.
You Have the Power to Heal
Medications may fix your cholesterol numbers, but they do nothing to solve the underlying health issues that cause high cholesterol. You, however, have the power to start healing by simply changing the way you eat. And remember, we’ve made that as easy as taking a pill (but so much tastier)! A low-sodium, low-cholesterol diet rich in whole food fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and plant sterols - all the good stuff in our Step One Foods products - can help you improve many areas of heart health.
Real results. Real people.
I no longer felt like I had a death sentence. There was something I could do to help lower my cholesterol.
My total cholesterol dropped 51 points, my LDL dropped 43 points, and I saw an improvement in my triglycerides.
I find Step One foods simplify and make consistency easy… your [products] make it easy to travel or be away for the day and never miss the nutrients!
My LDL improved by more than 80 points. I'm a physician and I did not believe it was possible, so I tested my cholesterol at two other facilities. The tests confirmed the results were real and I was thrilled.
Discover the four building blocks of heart health.
Found in foods like oat bran, flaxseed and dried fruit, fiber binds to cholesterol particles in the intestine and moves them out of the body.
Plant sterols - a group of substances made in plants such as nuts and seeds - block cholesterol absorption in the digestive tract.
Found in foods like dark chocolate, berries and pecans, antioxidants help prevent the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels.
Omega-3s - essential fatty acids present in foods such as chia seeds, walnuts and flaxseed - reduce inflammation and help lower triglycerides while raising HDL (good) cholesterol.
Minimize Statin Side Effects
People taking statin drugs to treat high cholesterol can develop side effects, especially with high medication doses. This typically manifests as muscle aches, but some notice cognitive impairment, or are concerned about an increased risk for developing diabetes or drug interactions. The good news is that you can minimize (and possibly eliminate) statin side effects by lowering your medication dose with food.
Please talk to your physician. We never advocate that you stop or modify your medication regimen on your own. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication dose.
When Statins Are Not an Option
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Ready to Take the First Step? Try Our Starter Pack
Better health starts here. The Starter Pack is the perfect way to get started with Step One Foods! This pack includes a full 30-day supply of our most popular tasty and convenient products. Simply substitute your usual meal or snack for Step One Foods twice a day for at least 30 days to see results!