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Triglycerides - Good and Bad - Part 2

The program to prevent and reduce high triglyceride levels (hypertriglyceridemia) is basically the same as it is for lowering cholesterol. Specific lifestyle changes are necessary. Cut down on calories and maintain your optimum weight. Eat less red meat, full fat dairy and other foods high in saturated fat and cut way back on alcohol consumption.

Be careful, though, not to cut too far back on fats in the diet. "Good" fats are essential to good health. Instead, eliminate as much saturated fat and trans-fat as possible and substitute healthier fats. Eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon from the north Atlantic, rather than red meat high in saturated fat.

Also begin and maintain a program of regular physical exercise. Thirty minutes of vigorous walking three to seven days a week, along with eating light and right, can improve your blood lipid profile tremendously.

Follow these guidelines and watch your triglyceride and cholesterol levels go way down and your energy and well being level go way up.

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