Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dietary Principles for Patients With High Triglycerides

Dietary Principles for Patients With High Triglycerides

Total fat restriction may help, but in some cases where fat restriction results in increased carbohydrate intake, it actually causes higher triglyceride levels.

Substitution of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil) is recommended.


Avoid a high intake of sugar and white flour products.

Alcoholic beverages should be eliminated or restricted as much as possible.

Oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids, which lower triglycerides.

Flaxseed (ground)- May reduce triglycerides
Garlic- May reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
Barley- May reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol
Oat bran (found in oatmeal and whole oats)- May reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol
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