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The Mysterious Triglycerides

 There are at least 3 kinds of cholesterol in your blood:

‘good’, ‘bad’, and Triglycerides.

 Triglycerides are made from eating too many:

1) ‘simple’ carbohydrates such as sugary drinks, rice, and pasta,

2) fatty meats, and

3) calories.

 High triglycerides can put you at risk for diabetes. It can also lead to hardening of your arteries, which increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.

What can you do to prevent or reduce high triglycerides?

nosnack1) Avoid or greatly reduce sugary drinks, such as sodas and juice;

2) Avoid breads, pastas, and tortillas that are white;

3) Limit snack foods such as chips, pretzels that are all carbs;

4) Choose whole grain breads, cereals, and brown rice;

5) Eat more fruits and vegetables, 

6) Limit the amount of pizza you eat at one time,

7) Choose healthy fats from plants, such as avocados and olives; use olive, peanut, and canola oils;

8) Substitute fish high in omega-3 fatty acids — such as salmon— for red meat.

 Save Yourself! Avoid high triglycerides to prevent diabetes and heart disease.

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