Treating High Triglycerides and Diabetes

By | December 1, 2008

Information on Triglycerides and Triglyceride Reduction

First of all, a lot of care is essential, as the complications are too many. Information regarding the exact levels is not available. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels indicate the presence of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. High cholesterol is a result of poor eating habits, improper lifestyle, smoking and alcohol consumption, heredity and so on. Include a lot of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. Reduce the intake of saturated fats. Opt for unsaturated fats, such as olive, groundnut, safflower and sunflower oil. Cook in non stick cookware to decrease the oil in the diet. Fish is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which is good for the heart.

High cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors for heart diseases and atherosclerosis. Avoid red meat and processed meats as they are loaded with marbled fat. Sausages and bacon are some of them. Olive, canola or peanut oil are of great help. A healthy lifestyle, devoid of smoking and alcoholic beverages, proves beneficial. The diet is the same in case of high blood pressure, though extra care is necessary with respect to usage of salt. Decrease the intake of processed and readymade foods, as they are a good source of fat and salt.

Diet For Hypertriglyceridemia

High uric acid levels are seen in individuals with gout. It is also seen to be hereditary. High uric acid levels have a positive correlation with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. High uric acid is a result of high intake of purine rich foods, improper elimination of uric acid through urine and increase in body production of uric acid. The end product of purine is uric acid. Avoid high purine foods such as mushroom, yeast, cauliflower, meat extract, beer, asparagus, spinach, legume, consommé, kidney, lever, herring, anchovies, alcoholic beverages, dried beans, gravies and peas.

Borderline diabetes indicates the risk of high blood glucose level, in the near future. A six meal pattern is a good substitute for the regular three meal pattern. Decrease the intake of starchy vegetables. Avoid fruits, such as grapes, chickoo, banana, mango and pineapple. Include papaya, guava, apple and oranges. Increase the intake of yellow and orange veggies, in addition to green leaves. Avoid skipping meals, as it results in increase in hunger pangs by the end of the day. This in turn results in increase in the daily intake. Do not fast or feast. Avoid saturated fats. Abstain from junk foods, such as burgers, crisps and pizzas. Carbonated beverages are a complete ‘no-no’.