Having high triglycerides increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.
Triglycerides are a type of fat present in the blood and according to the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education and research, when a person eats, the body converts all the calories that it does not need to use immediately in triglycerides.
Similarly, according to Medline Plus, the United States National Library of Medicine, high triglycerides can also be a sign of:
- Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
- Metabolic Syndrome: A condition in which high blood pressure, obesity, and high blood sugar occur together, increasing the risk of heart disease.
- Low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism).
- Certain rare genetic conditions that affect the way the body converts fat into energy.
Now, to know the triglyceride levels you have to perform a blood test and these are the levels:
- Normal: less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl), or less than 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/l)
- Limit: 150 a 199 mg/dl (1,8 a 2,2 mmol/l)
- Alto: 200 a 499 mg/dl (2,3 a 5,6 mmol/L)
- Very high: 500 mg/dl or more (5.7 mmol/l or more)
So, if high triglycerides are detected after blood tests, you have to change some habits so that they are reduced, but additionally, there are home remedies that help and, the Portuguese health, nutrition and wellness portal ‘Tua Saúde’ revealed that apple cider vinegar and turmeric are ideal.
Consequently, to obtain the benefits it is necessary to consume apple cider vinegar between one or two maximum tablespoons a day in salads or to season food.
Regarding turmeric, you have to prepare an infusion and what you have to do is boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder that should be left to rest for ten minutes and then consume two to four cups of tea per day.
In any case, before consuming any food, the first thing to do is consult the treating doctor or a nutritionist so that they can guide the process and indicate what is most appropriate for each person, since the previous recommendations are not indicated. for all people, since the information given above is in no way a substitute for medical advice.
Meanwhile, to reduce triglycerides you should:
2. Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar and foods made with white flour or fructose, can increase triglycerides.
3. Choose healthier fats. Replace saturated fats found in meats with healthier fats found in plants, such as olive and rapeseed (canola) oils. Also, instead of red meat, you can eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as mackerel or salmon. Also, trans fats and foods with hydrogenated oils or fats should be avoided.
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