Simply said, a triglyceride is a type of fat that our body receives from the food we eat, at least for around 80% of it. The rest is synthesized by our own body.
If the level of triglycerides in your blood is too high, it may clog up your arteries and lead to heart disease. In some cases the doctor may provide patients with medicine that will lower the triglyceride levels. However, we need not to wait until our triglyceride level hits the ceiling as we will provide you some good tips that may help lowering your levels. Lessen the amount of food that you eat that is made from flour and white sugar. Because the excess amount of energy in your body from flour and white sugar will be made into triglycerides and accumulate in your body in the form of fat.
Try to avoid food that contains bad fat such as saturated fat, trans fat, and LDL-Cholesterol. Examples of these foods are fatty meat, margarine, fried food, and oily food. Try drinking law-fat milk or non-fat milk instead of the normal full-fat milk one. Eating more good fats, especially those that contain Omega 3, such as sea fish, olive oil, rice bran oil, avocado, peanut and almond as these good fats will help reduce bad fat in your arteries.
Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. Alcohol contains high cholesterol and high sugar that will further cause you higher triglyceride levels. Try to exercise more often. Exercise at least 3-5 days per week and at least 30 minutes per one exercise. In addition to the benefit of weight control, exercising also helps decreasing the risk of having bad disease and will also provide more good fat to your body. There is no need to wait until your triglyceride level is so high that you need to see the doctor. Start acting and changing your behaviour. And most importantly, do not forget to have your health checkup at least once a year as a precaution. Provided by Healthlab Medical Laboratory Hua Hin