Triglycerides may be a better indicator of health than cholesterol, but usually when you have high triglycerides you also have high cholesterol. Research seems to indicate that high triglycerides appear to be a high indicator of heart health. So when you get your blood results you need to look carefully at not only your cholesterol, but also your triglycerides.
Triglycerides are are fat lipids that are in blood. They are created when calories that your body doesn't use right away are stored in fat cells. The triglycerides are released between meals for energy. If someone continues to eat more than they need, the triglyceride count will be higher. Triglycerides can't dissolve in the blood. High triglycerides can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
If you don't know what your triglyceride or cholesterol count is, the doctor can order a lipid profile. a lipid profile will tell you about your cholesterol (HDL and LDL) and your triglycerides,
High triglyceride levels may be more dangerous than high cholesterol levels, High triglycerides may:
Some of the same strategies that lower cholesterol levels will also lower triglyceride levels.
Some of these are:
Check out my diet for healthy cholesterol. It is good for triglycerides as well.
Smoothies made with all natural ingredients can be an important part of a healthy diet.
mandarin orange smoothie recipe
1 apple of your choice - gala or delicious are good. Wash thoroughly but do not peel.
3/4 cup frozen cherries
2 mandarin oranges - peeled
1 T chia seeds
3/4 c crushed ice
1/2 c water (more or less for thickness you desire)
Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until consistency you like.
easy, quickly made, and tasty