Heart health is very serious, and it’s easy to ignore when you’re young. As you age, however, a checkup at the doctor can all the sudden change the way you treat your body. Have you been told by your doctor to lower your triglycerides? There are medications for this, but there are also natural ways you can accomplish this goal.
For starters, dietary changes are very important. You might immediately think of cutting out fats, but less first focus on sweets. Yes, too much sweets can keep those triglyceride levels on the rise. Why? Unnecessary calories are what end up being extra triglycerides, and those sugary sweets that you eat are going to those extra unnecessary calories.
No, you don’t have to stop eating sweets altogether, but cutting back on them is part of your new disciplined diet. If you need a number, focus on sugars being about 10 percent of your calorie intake, 5 percent if you want to be conservative. To do this, you’ll not want to be eating large desserts of course.
White flour should also be something that you cut out of your diet for the most part. You won’t miss foods made with white flour once you substitute the proper whole grains, which is what all of us should be focusing on eating. Cutting down on your carbs in general is also a really good idea. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you don’t eat any carbohydrates at all.
You might imagine that you’re also supposed to cut down on alcohol as well. Eat plenty of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, too. Do you smoke? If so, you want to quit. You’ll also want to monitor your calories in general and get plenty of exercise. There are more instructions out there, so keep your head up and work towards your goal of lowering triglycerides.