Americans now have additional easy and great-tasting options for managing their cholesterol levels. Quest Products’ Cardio Chews and Cardio Juice, made with Cargill’s CoroWise brand plant sterols, will become available at Walgreens stores this month. Plant sterols have been shown to decrease “bad” (LDL) cholesterol in numerous clinical studies.
Sugar-free Cardio Chews are just 15 calories per chew, and contain zero grams trans-fat per serving. These individually-wrapped chews are an ideal on-the-go, heart-health maintenance solution. The great-tasting Cardio Chews 28-count cherry flavor will be available in select Walgreens stores and at Walgreens.com.
Thirsty consumers can reach for orange- or strawberry-flavored Cardio Juice, which has only 60 calories per eight-ounce bottle. Available in convenient four-packs, Cardio Juice fits easily into today’s active lifestyles, and is available at more than 7,200 Walgreens stores and online at Walgreens.com.
“Cargill is pleased that that Cardio Chews and Cardio Juice will now be so easily accessible at Walgreens, the nation’s leading drugstore chain. This type of on-the-go convenience is essential to our goal of helping Americans take the necessary steps to lower their LDL cholesterol levels,” said Pam Stauffer, global marketing programs and communications manager, Cargill Health & Nutrition.
Backed by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized health claim and significant scientific agreement that plant sterols help lower cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a heart-healthy diet, plant sterol-containing products are capturing the attention of an increasing number of healthcare professionals who are promoting their use to patients and clients.
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