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Posted by: Linda | 2012/07/08

Flora pro-active spread

I use flora pro-active spread for raised cholesterol. Is it safe to use this spread as a substitute for butter or oil in baking, frying, grilling and stir-fry?
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Dear Linda
Flora pro-activ spread is indeed a good option for lowering raised blood cholesterol levels. The spread contains so-called plant sterols which help to lower those cholesterol levels. In some cases patients have achieved reductions of cholesterol levels with the use of this spread that equal reductions achieved with cholesterol-lowering drugs. However, if you read the instructions on the container you will see that Flora is not so well suited to cooking or baking. It is primarily intended to be used as a spread on bread, or as a substitute for sour cream or butter on vegetables like baked potatoes, etc. You can probably use Flora pro-activ Original for baking and frying, but according to product information, Flora pro-activ Light, or Ultra-Light or with Olive oil, are not suitable for cooking, frying or baking.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/07/09

Dear Linda
Flora pro-activ spread is indeed a good option for lowering raised blood cholesterol levels. The spread contains so-called plant sterols which help to lower those cholesterol levels. In some cases patients have achieved reductions of cholesterol levels with the use of this spread that equal reductions achieved with cholesterol-lowering drugs. However, if you read the instructions on the container you will see that Flora is not so well suited to cooking or baking. It is primarily intended to be used as a spread on bread, or as a substitute for sour cream or butter on vegetables like baked potatoes, etc. You can probably use Flora pro-activ Original for baking and frying, but according to product information, Flora pro-activ Light, or Ultra-Light or with Olive oil, are not suitable for cooking, frying or baking.
Enjoy
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