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How to Decrease Triglycerides

By Edited Sep 10, 2015 0 0

If you just went to the doctor and they told you that you have too high of a triglycerides level. Then you probably have seen some of the medications they say you will need to take if it gets any worse. A lot of people want to avoid this situation because usually the medication is associated with some serious side effects.

 

Just make sure to note that I do not support going against your doctor prescribing you medicine. I simply think you should take preemptive measures and possibly use a few tips along with your medicine. This will both prevent you from needing the medicine or get you off of it quicker.

 

Slow Down On The Sweets

Sugar is known to quickly raise your bodies triglyceride levels. This doesn't mean that you can't have any, simply slow down and ration them out.

 

Keep a Healthy Weight

Simply lowering your weight a few pounds can lower your triglycerides level. That is why you should find out what your healthy weight is and if you are above it at all then set a weight loss goal. You will be surprised how much even three pounds will make for you.

 

Find Foods Rich In Omega-3

Omega-3 is a fatty acid which will lower triglycerides levels. You should have about two or three servers for omega-3 rich foods in a week. Some of these foods include; tuna, trout, sardines, salmon, and mackerel. If you don't like any of those you could try to find some supplements and take them that way.

 

Avoid Trans Fats

Trans fats will increase your LDL cholesterol levels, this is the bad one. Having a high LDL is directly linked with having high triglyceride levels. This is why if you avoid LDL your HDL should increase thus eliminating some of your triglyceride.

 

Eat Plenty of Vegetables

Vegetables are full of phytosterols which are absorbed in the place of cholesterol. This means that you body will send more of the bad cholesterol out as waste instead of absorbing and trying to use it. This will in turn lower our triglyceride levels.

 

Slow Down On Alcohol

I know a lot of people aren't going to like this one. However, studies have shown that drinking a lot of alcohol and triglyceride levels go hand in hand. Especially if you are a person who doesn't drink and then you start. Then your triglyceride levels will raise quicker than someone who drinks all the time.

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