Triglycerides are fatty compounds that circulate in the bloodstream and are stored in the fat tissue. People with elevated triglyceride levels are at higher risks to develop pancreatitis, enlarged liver and spleen, xanthomas and heart disease. And, high triglycerides are often related to diabetes. Niacin and gemfibrozil are commonly prescribed to people with high triglycerides.
What should people with high triglyceride eat? People with high triglycerides are often advised to reduce their weights, the consumption of simple sugars (e.g. sweets), saturated fats (meat, eggs and dairy products), alcohol and caffeinated products (e.g. coffee and tea). They should quit smoking if they smoke. Exercise lowers triglyceride levels.
Are there any supplements or herbs can lower the triglyceride levels?