I recently learned that my triglycerides (blood lipids, or blood fats) are high. This news sent me to various medical Web sites to find out how I could lower my TG level. I found a lot of useful info, which I thought I would share with you.
Here are the highlights of a healthy, low-TG diet:
Eat more fish; it's high in healthful Omega-3 fats.
Eat less fish; it's high in cholesterol.
Eat more cheese; it's part of a wholesome Mediterranean diet.
Eat less cheese; it's high in fat.
Eat more fruit; it's good for you.
Eat less fruit; fructose raises your TG levels.
Eat more whole grains and pasta; it's the Mediterranean way.
Eat less whole grains and pasta; carbohydrates are bad.
Avoid all alcohol; it raises blood sugar, which increases TG.
Avoid hard liquor, but wine is all right in extremely limited quantities.
Drink two glasses of wine a day.
Drink only red wine.
Drink only white wine.
There's no difference between red and white wine; both are equally healthy.
There's no difference between red and white wine; both are equally unhealthy.
Eat more meals with smaller portions.
Eat fewer meals with larger portions.
Eat a low-fat diet; it will lower your TGs.
Don't worry about fat intake; it has no effect on TGs.
I hope that clears things up.