Your simple sugar intake has a direct impact on triglyceride levels. Elevated triglycerides levels are an independent risk factor for heart disease.
Avoid foods that contain a high concentration of simple sugars. Here are examples of foods to strictly limit:
Soft drinks, candy, baked goods, syrup, table sugar, jelly, and honey
FYI - A high intake of fruit juice can also raise triglyceride levels since it contains a high content of natural sugars.
Published On: February 21, 2009