Changing your lifestyle
Changing your lifestyle means adopting healthy habits and giving up damaging things. Habits such as smoking and alcohol drinking should be eliminated completely. Also, the patient who has increased triglycerides must practice sports.
Healthy diet for lowering triglyceride levels
Adopting a healthy diet is essential for lowering triglyceride levels. Unhealthy fats such as butter, margarine, fatty foods and processed foods must be completely eliminated. The patient’s diet should be based on fruits, vegetables and cereals, as well as on healthy seeds, nuts and oils.
Foods that lower triglycerides
Foods that lower triglycerides and should be part of your diet are:
• Whole grains
• Vegetable oils
• Citrus fruit
• Olive oil
Prohibited foods when you have a very high level of triglycerides
Prohibited foods for people who have high levels of triglycerides are:
• Processed foods
• Fast food
• High-fat foods of animal origin
• Refined carbohydrates
• Vegetables rich in starch (peas, corn)
• Coconut oil
• Sweet drinks
Natural remedies for lowering triglyceride levels
Blood triglycerides can also be reduced by natural remedies. Here are some effective remedies:
Garlic – garlic is the most effective natural remedy in fighting triglycerides. A study conducted in 2006 has shown that garlic reduces both triglycerides, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.
Apple vinegar – apple consumption reduces both blood triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels.
Cayenne pepper – cayenne pepper also is effective in reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, especially among overweight people.
Cinnamon – according to one study made in 2003, cinnamon has the ability to reduce triglycerides in type 2 diabetes patients.
Drug treatments to reduce triglyceride levels
There are several treatment options for lowering triglyceride levels:
• Fish oil
Recommendations for people with a high level of triglycerides
In addition to medical treatment for blood atrial glycation, the patient can take the following steps:
• Decrease and maintain weight at normal values
• Adopt a healthy diet, limiting consumption is carbohydrates and unhealthy fats
• Adopt an active lifestyle
• Limit alcohol consumption
• Quit smoking
• Adjust blood sugar levels
Low levels of triglycerides
The main causes of too low a level of triglycerides
Very low levels of triglycerides occur as a result of affections. Small triglycerides can be a consequence of: malnutrition, malabsorption syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, bad diet of healthy fats.
Symptoms of low levels of triglycerides
The low level of triglycerides has no specific symptoms so it will be detected in blood tests without being suspected before.
How can you normalize the level of triglycerides in your body if it is too low?
To normalize low levels of triglycerides in the blood, you must first ensure that there is no hidden cause, that is, a disease that causes triglycerides to decrease. Then you need to adopt a balanced diet based on healthy fats (vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocados).
Risks of a low triglyceride level
The low level of triglycerides in the blood does not pose health risks. But it’s good to check what the underlying triglyceride drops are to treat them.