My Triglycerides Level Is 157 I Understand The Optimal Level Is 150 How Can I Lower That Number

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My Triglycerides Level Is 157 I Understand The Optimal Level Is 150 How Can I Lower That Number

Answer

Hi Mary,

There are five key areas when it comes to lowering triglycerides:

1. Limit simple sugars such as soft drinks, candy, and baked goods.

2. Limit alcohol. (Sugar and alcohol impact triglycerides more than saturated fat.)

3. Lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight. Losing as little as 10% body weight can reduce triglycerides.

4. Choose a low-fat diet (30% or less of total calories from fat).

5. Increase your physical activity to at least 30 minutes 3 or more days each week.

You'll find more details on each of the above steps in this article -

Triglycerides: Why the matter and how to lower them

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Tips to Lower Cholesterol

P.S. If you smoke, this is one more reason to quit. Cigarettes elevate triglycerides.