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A nursing-friend put me onto Benecol: it's relatively expensive, but good for your cholesterol levels. It's available in a plastic tub and "behaves" just like butter.

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...and butter has gotten pricey lately...

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Benecol goes on sale every so often.

I had some fun by buying Benecol, and then telling her it was tasteless and its texture was "crunchy".

(It's not).

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Re: Benecol and Your LDL Levels...


Never heard of it, where can it be found? Is there salt in it? That's a silly question, salt is in everything.
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Re: Benecol and Your LDL Levels...


Each serving of Benecol contains [sign in to see URL] of plant stanols. (2g is recommended daily by the National Cholesterol Education Program Guidelines).

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With a husband and a daughter with cholesterol imbalances, this nurse is in a position to know!

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Benecol's Sodium numbers is @ 5%: a similar product, Smart Balance, is @ 4% Sodium. Not too bad...

It's best to keep those salt numbers low in any person. Check out the numbers in seasoned meats (45%), canned goods, or certain frozen vegetable products.

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You'll find Benecol and a similar—but less desirable product, Smart Balance—in the dairy-products aisle.

You'll find Beneful in the dog food aisle: it's tasteless and crunchy. (I presume).

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Never heard of it, where can it be found? Is there salt in it? That's a silly question, salt is in everything.
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Use the product "No Salt" instead.

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I use Nu-Salt, and use smart balance anyway, I have been reading labels all the time when in the supermarket, the salt amounts are crazy.
If I use butter it is unsalted. Being salt free is impossible, so I do what I can do.
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Hey!! That's really very cool !!
sounds like yummy but can you tell me can I order it from the internet??
Can suggest any website??


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Salt is in everything.
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I just was reading the label on a frozen shrimp package.

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"Sodium" is listed at a very high number, but the "Sodium" is an artificial moisturizer called Sodium
Tripolyphosphate.


Wikipedia:

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Food applications
 
STPP is a preservative for seafood, meats, poultry, and animal feeds.[5] It is common in food production as E number E451. In foods, STPP is used as an emulsifier and to retain moisture. Many governments regulate the quantities allowed in foods, as it can substantially increase the sale weight of seafood in particular. The United States Food and Drug Administration lists STPP as "generally recognized as safe."


 
Under "Other Uses" it says,
 
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Other uses (hundreds of thousands of tons/year) include "ceramics, leather tanning (as masking agent and synthetic tanning agent - SYNTAN), anticaking, setting retarders, flame retardants, paper, anticorrosion pigments, textiles, rubber manufacture, fermentation, antifreeze."[5]



If I don't "ferment", it looks like I'm gonna keep my tan—won't burn—freeze or rust...

I'm set for life!

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