You may have heard the word “triglycerides,” maybe at the doctor’s office, and on your lab results. What are they? And if your numbers are high, we’ll take a little closer look at what you can do to lower them.
Triglycerides are a type of fat that is found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts calories it doesn’t use into triglycerides, which are stored in your fat cells. When they are needed later, hormones can release triglycerides for energy between meals.Various factors contribute to high blood triglyceride levels including obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, use of too much alcohol and a high-calorie diet. The consequence is increasing your risk of developing heart disease. Let’s look at some simple and natural ways to reduce triglycerides.