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Diet to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

What are the causes of high triglycerides? What are the best foods and diet to lower triglycerides naturally? And why is lowering triglycerides naturally so important in the first place?

The answers to these questions and how to lower triglycerides naturally may surprise you.

For years high cholesterol has gotten most of the press, but many researchers now believe that high triglyceride levels may be the most significant indicator of both heart disease and stroke - no matter what your total cholesterol level is.

High Triglycerides Research

Here are three good reasons why a good diet to lower triglycerides is so important:Triglyceride levels over 200 mg/dl are considered high and put you at serious risk. Over 500 mg/dl would be extremely high. Even 150 to 199 mg/dl are thought to be borderline-high. To totally minimize your risk, aim for a count below 150 mg/dl.

How to Lower Triglycerides

First of all, it's important to know the causes of high triglycerides.

Since triglycerides are forms of fats, you might think that less fat in the diet would be the most significant step in lowering triglycerides. But it's not. The main culprit is sugar!

That's right, the most important foods to avoid for high triglycerides are the refined carbohydrate foods that are high on the the glycemic index food list. Sugar is the reason that even a little alcohol has been shown to create large increases in blood plasma triglycerides.

So begin your diet to lower triglycerides with a good healthy heart food plan:The Fish Factor to Lower Triglycerides

One of the best heart healthy foods you can add to your diet is cold water fish - at least three times a week. This one change can reduce your triglycerides significantly.

According to research and the AHA (American Heart Association), the DHA, DPA and EPA fatty acids found in salmon and other fatty fish, not only decrease triglycerides, but they can also cut your risk of stroke and sudden cardiac death by more than 44%.

What's more, omega 3 fish oil has been shown to reduce irregular heartbeat, blood clotting, hardening of the arteries, overall cholesterol and to lower blood pressure naturally.

The AHA and others recommend everyone with heart concerns or issues take daily fish oil capsules with balanced DHA, DPA and EPA, no matter how much fish they eat.

Other Fish Oil Health Benefits

And a healthier heart isn't the only benefit. Good quality fish oil has been shown to help prevent and relieve arthritis, cancer, diabetes, emphysema, ADHD and depression - just to name a few.

For best results, check out my highest fish oil recommendation at the omega 3 website.

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