A healthy diet and exercise plan can lower triglyceride levels, improve cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease.
Along with your prescribed medicine, here are few tips to help you manage your triglyceride level:
- Do moderate exercise on five or more days each week can help lower triglyceride levels. Losing some of your weight can lower triglycerides. People with a healthy weight are more likely to have normal triglyceride levels. Belly fat is associated with higher levels.
- Reduce saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol in your diet which can improve triglyceride levels and help manage cholesterol. Eating less carbohydrates in your diet will also help lower triglyceride levels.
- Avoid alcohol. Drinking alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
- Eat fish high in omega-3s which can lower triglyceride levels. It may be hard to get enough omega-3s from food to help lower your triglycerides. Your doctor may recommend a supplement or prescription omega-3s.