Science-Backed Food as Medicine
Eating to Lower Cholesterol Made Easy
Address the Root Cause of High Cholesterol
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.
When Statins Are Not an Option
Minimizing 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 changes, or are concerned about an increased risk for developing diabetes or drug interactions. Because statin side effects are mostly dose dependent, reducing the need for high drug doses by at least partially lowering cholesterol levels with food helps reduce the chance of experiencing medication side effects.
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.
Beyond Cholesterol Lowering
The plant-based, whole-food nutrients that makeup Step One Foods support healthy weight loss, improve digestion, stabilize blood sugars and help lower blood pressure, so you feel as good as your numbers look.
The high levels of dietary fiber in Step One Foods helps improve digestion and regularity and reduce bloating. The concentrated fiber delivery also slows carbohydrate absorption, improving blood sugar control. High fiber content also helps keep you feeling fuller longer, for easier weight control. Almost all Step One Foods are very low in sodium, helping bring down your blood pressure while lowering your cholesterol.
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!