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What’s the matter with triglycerides?

An important way to measure both your heart and overall health

whats the matter with triglycerides

Triglycerides. It looks like a fancy word but it’s just the main a group of body fat found in our bodies. When you eat, your body stores any calories it doesn’t need into triglycerides.

More than a third of adults in the United States have high triglycerides levels. Measuring the levels of triglycerides in your blood is an important way to measure both your heart and overall health. High triglycerides can lead to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart disease and strokes.

The good news is that it’s easy to lower your triglyceride levels by making some simple lifestyle changes. Weight loss and dietary changes help you reduce these levels. Try cutting back on your calorie intake and limit white (refined) flour and sugar in your diet. You can also cook with healthier fats like olive and canola oils. You should always avoid trans fats, which are found in most junk food and fast food.

It’s also important to add some more physical activity to your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate activity can help lower your triglycerides levels. And as an added bonus, exercise can also boost your emotional health.

Posted: June 28, 2021