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The Magic Behind the Yoghurt Drink

Yoghurt drinks have become the staple of thousands of people’s breakfasts for well over a decade, but why are they so popular?

The secret behind the trend is the health benefits these sweet-tasting drinks provide, at the heart of which are plant stanols, the unique and intriguing ingredients which can reduce LDL-cholesterol getting into the bloodstream through the intestine wall. These can be found in some edible plants, but only in very small quantities, making them difficult to come by naturally. When you concentrate larger quantities of these incredible stanols into a cleverly concocted little bottle of tastiness, you can start to understand the appeal of yoghurt drinks as a small everyday part of a healthy diet.

The science behind the bottle

The active ingredient in Benecol drinks is plant stanol ester*. More than 80 independent clinical studies have shown that this remarkable material can reduce the absorption of cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

If you’re on a mission to reduce your cholesterol through healthy eating and exercise, a simple addition of plant stanols in your diet could really help you on your way, and a yoghurt drink is certainly the most delicious accompaniment to a wholesome breakfast. According to Benecol, when 1.5–2.4g of plant stanols are consumed daily as part of a healthy diet, you can lower your cholesterol by 7-10% in as little as 2 to 3 weeks!

Why we love Benecol

In addition to their health benefits, these popular drinks boast deliciously fresh flavours that add a tasty kick to any breakfast. Not only that, you may be surprised that you can even whip up a few treats with them! Luckily for us, Benecol have shared some tempting recipes that provide more unusual ways to enjoy these magical drinks. Check them out here:

*Plant Stanol Ester has been shown to lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. A daily intake of 1.5-2.4g plant stanols has been shown to lower cholesterol by 7-10% in 2-3 weeks, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.