Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Your body uses them for energy.
A blood test that measures your cholesterol also measures your triglycerides. For a general idea about your triglycerides level, compare your test results to the following:1
- Normal is less than 150.
- Borderline-high is 150 to 199.
- High is 200 to 499.
- Very high is 500 or higher.
All the above is created by Doctors. There is nothing like normal, high and low but just for your information I have provided the above details. Please do not follow or do not test and see whether you are in any of the above.
What causes high triglycerides?
High triglycerides are usually caused by other conditions, such as:
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
- Kidney disease.
- Regularly eating more calories than you burn.
- Drinking a lot of alcohol.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance present in your blood that is needed for building and maintaining cell membranes, converting sunshine to vitamin D, and other important function.
- Add two teaspoons of coriander seed powder to one cup of water.
- Boil the mixture and then strain it.
- Drink this once or twice a day. You can add milk and cardamom to it and use it as a replacement for your regular tea.
If you do not have coriander seed powder, then simply use coriander seeds or dry roast and grind them to make the powder.
Red onions are beneficial in dealing with high cholesterol. This, in turn, lowers the risk of developing heart disease.
- Mix one teaspoon each of onion juice and honey. Drink it once daily.
- Add one finely chopped onion and one-quarter teaspoon of pepper to one cup of buttermilk. Consume it on a regular basis.
- Also include onion, ginger, and garlic in your diet.
Indian gooseberry, or amla, acts as a natural hypolipidemic agent, which means that it promotes the reduction of lipid concentrations in the serum.
Drinking three cups of fresh orange juice daily can be a great help in reducing blood cholesterol levels naturally because it is rich in vitamin C, folate, and flavonoids.
Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, and other nuts and seeds are useful in controlling high cholesterol because they are rich in plant sterols and fiber. Walnuts, in particular, have been found to help lower total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
So, now you have a good reason to enjoy a handful (one and one-half ounces) of delicious roasted nuts regularly; but do not overdo it. Also, increase your consumption of whole grains and other high-fiber foods.