How much Benecol spread do I have to eat every day if I want to lower my cholesterol?
A daily intake of 1.5-2.4g plant stanols lowers cholesterol by 7-10% in two to three weeks. Each 10g serving (that’s around 2 teaspoons) of Benecol spread provides 0.7g of plant stanols, so consume 3 servings daily (2.1g of plant stanols) to give you the desired effect, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, including your ‘5-a-day’.
The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1.5-3 g plant stanols. More than 3g of plant stanols per day is not recommended.