Health benefits

99% fat free HeartActive® is not only low in saturated fat but provides essential nutrients like calcium and proteins found naturally in milk. HeartActive can be part of a balanced diet and help meet your daily serves of dairy, without compromising on taste.

The plant sterols in HeartActive® provide hearthealth benefits such as actively lowering cholesterol levels, making it an ideal choice as part of a heart healthy diet*.

Studies show that consuming milk with plant sterols every day, like Heart Active, can reduce LDL cholesterol after a minimum of three weeks. The highest study reported an average reduction of greater than 10%, and the overall reduction across these studies was 8.53%*.

The Heart Foundation Position Statement on dietary fats and dietary sterols for cardiovascular health recommends that adults concerned about their heart health consume plant sterol enriched foods such as low fat milk, each day as part of a heart healthy diet2. Their review of the scientific research concluded that plant sterol enriched foods can help lower cholesterol levels and thus provide heart health benefits2.

1 Clifton (2004) EJCN 58, 503-509; Thomsen (2004) EJCN 58, 860-70;Pouteau (2003) EJN 42(3), 154-164; Noakes (2005) 44, 214-222; Seppo (2007) EJN, 111-117.

2 Heart Foundation (2009) Position statement dietary fats and dietary sterols for cardiovascular health.

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