Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. When a person eats food, the body converts all the calories that it does not need to use immediately into this lipid. They are usually stored in fat cells and then released by hormones for energy between meals.
When more calories are consumed than are consumed, especially from foods rich in carbohydrates, it is possible that the level of this fat rises and the person suffers from hypertriglyceridemia, how the condition is known medically, explains the Mayo Clinic Research Institute.
Experts say high triglyceride levels are often a sign of other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, including obesity and metabolic syndrome.
The best way to keep these lipids at healthy levels is to watch your diet and exercise regularly. The diet should avoid fats found in animal products such as butter, cream, fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and some plant-based products such as coconut and palm oil. Your best bet is to opt for foods that are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, such as olive oil and those that are high in omega-3s.
Natural Options for Lowering Triglycerides
- Green apple.
- 100 grams of oats.
- A pinch of ground cinnamon.
- Glass of water.
Boil water along with oats to boil it. Let it pass for 10 minutes, add the green apple slices and let it simmer for 20 minutes until the fruit is soft. Remove from heat and wait for it to cool down a bit. Blend until a homogeneous mixture remains. Cinnamon is added to smoothies and taken on an empty stomach.
- Two glasses of water
- Two pieces of pineapple
- Orange with pomace
- lemon juice
All ingredients are mixed in a blender, filtered and drunk twice a day in the morning and evening, according to the aforementioned site.
And finally, the third alternative is apple juice with beets. Both fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, so together they help lower triglycerides and “bad” cholesterol. In addition, lemon also helps to cleanse the body due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, says Tua Saude.
- 50 grams of beets
- Two apples
- lemon juice
- A small piece of ginger.
Wash and peel the beets and, like the apples, cut into small pieces and mix with the rest of the ingredients until you get a smooth drink. A glass of this juice is drunk daily.