ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally

Updated on July 21, 2018
Crystal Concepts profile image

Crystal Concepts is a hub written and managed by a certified yoga and Pilates teacher with a Diploma in Exercises and Sports Science.

Please Be Careful of Your Heart...

Although studies have not conclusively demonstrated that lowering triglyceride levels in your blood will improve overall heart health, the strategies that have been developed for lowering triglycerides are all heart- healthy. And, many result in better cholesterol levels.

1. Decrease the amount of saturated fats in the diet.

We all need fats and that's a fact. They help in nutrient absorption, nerve transmission, maintaining cell membrane integrity, etc. Some fats promote good health while some increase the risk of heart disease. The trick is to replace bad fats with the good fats in your diet.

Good fats, like monounsaturated fats, lower total cholesterol levels. They also decrease bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol. Examples are olive, canola and nut oils. Polyunsaturated oils can also lower the cholesterol count. Fish products such as salmon, corn, sunflower and safflower oils are all rich in polyunsaturated oils. Omega 3 fatty acids also belong to this group.

Bad fats, on the other hand, can raise cholesterol levels. These are saturated fats which are mainly found in animal products like meat, dairy and eggs. Another form of bad fats are trans fats are taken in the form of hydrogenated liquid oils that arefound in commercially packaged and commercially fried food like French fries and popcorn.

By filling your diet with the right type of fat, you can significantly lower triglycerides without losing the essential fats that are needed in your bodily functions.

2. Eat a balanced heart-friendly diet.

Your carbohydrate intake should be proportional to the amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber that you take in. Of course, you should choose the type of carbs that you feast on. You should lessen your intake of simple carbohydrates like sugar. Because they are absorbed quickly, they can cause a rise in insulin level which elevates triglyceride levels.

3. Limit your alcohol use.

Although there have been studies that show that people who drink red wine have lower triglyceride levels, it doesn't mean that you should overindulge. The benefits may not be strong enough to counter the increase in triglycerides that you may encounter if you drink too much alcohol. For one thing, other studies have also proven that even small amounts of alcoholic drinks can trigger a rise in your triglyceride levels.

4. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight by starting a regular healthy exercise program.

Try to get at least 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity on most days of the week. Better yet, exercise every day. Take a brisk daily walk. Ride your bike. Swim laps. If you can't fit in a long workout, break it up into smaller sessions spread throughout the day.

By focusing on permanent changes to your eating and exercise habits, not only do you lower your triglycerides naturally, you also secure your longevity by maintaining it. Motivate yourself by remembering the benefits of losing weight, such as having more energy, an improved self-esteem and a healthier heart. Because your lifestyle has the single greatest impact on your triglycerides, even small changes in your daily habits can help you lower your triglyceride levels naturally.

© 2007 Shanti Rose

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Crystal Concepts profile imageAUTHOR

      Shanti Rose 

      10 years ago from Spain

      cheers anginwu!!

      Glad you like it.

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 

      10 years ago

      Good pointers and I agree with all your recommendations.

    • Crystal Concepts profile imageAUTHOR

      Shanti Rose 

      10 years ago from Spain

      thanks fitsteph. Hope you will recommend my hub to your friends too.

      Cheers!!

    • Crystal Concepts profile imageAUTHOR

      Shanti Rose 

      12 years ago from Spain

      Thanks! =) You can send me any questions on health and wellness and I'll do my best to answer them. =)

    • The Good Cook profile image

      The Good Cook 

      12 years ago

      Very good work.

    • Crystal Concepts profile imageAUTHOR

      Shanti Rose 

      12 years ago from Spain

      Thanks! =) If you have any questions related to health and wellness, I'd be happy to answer them. =)

    • Rudra profile image

      Rudra 

      12 years ago

      Good complilation.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)