What You Can Do: Improve Your Triglyceride Numbers

Source: Iknow2.net

Triglycerides are a type of lipid found in your blood. They are natural and important to health and energy, but when the amount of triglycerides gets too high they are an important biomarker of elevated risk for heart disease. The higher they get the greater the risk. Triglyceride levels are a reflection of the amount and types of fats and carbohydrates in your diet. When you eat food, the body quickly converts any calories it doesn’t need into triglycerides for storage in fat cells for energy production between meals. If you regularly eat processed carbohydrates and fats, you push your body toward high triglyceride levels in two ways. Too many “easy” calories can overpower the body’s ability to increase fat storage. Too much processed/industrial omega-6 “red meat” fat and not enough “fish and plant derived” omega-3 fats causes additional triglyceride increases. The solution: Watch your total food intake; avoid industrial and processed foods that are high in fats and sugars as much as possible. Increase your intake of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, cut back on red meat consumption and increase fish consumption… particularly those rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna and anchovies.

Human clinical trials of GNLD’s Omega-3 Salmon Oil Plus have shown it can help lower triglycerides. More importantly, the greater the need, the stronger the response. (Average triglyceride reduction in this eight week study was 17%, while the greatest was 52%)

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2 responses to “What You Can Do: Improve Your Triglyceride Numbers

  1. Folks don’t think of trig’s when they think about cholesterol-thanks for the reminder!
    Triglycerides are a bummer especially when paired with low HDL (the good cholesterol in your blood)
    Unfortunately, there are so many processed foods and so many of them have sugar it’s hard to avoid!

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    • Thanks for your contribution, Savvy Sister. Considering that, in the human body, trigs are as basic as fats can get, it is indeed odd that we don’t get to hear that much about them in the lay media. I’m a self-confessed sweet-tooth, but there are many natural options to satisfy that craving for sugar. Ultimately, I think balance is really the key.

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