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Nyu-chan
By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-05-13 13:31:01 -0500
Started 2012-05-09 12:10:45 -0500

What causes High Triglycerides, and what is the Mediterranean Diet?


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gramme
gramme 2012-05-13 13:31:01 -0500 Report

my dr. told me that triglycerides are usually high in diabetics and from not exercising..my hdl and ldl's were in normal range ..but my trig was high..for me to exercise more

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-05-09 13:59:15 -0500 Report

Triglycerides are a type of fat your body uses for energy. They’re found in your blood and you need them to some degree.
High trigs in a few cases can be genetic, but mostly it comes from being overweight, uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), drinking too much or eating too many calories.
Certain medications can raise them also.
Usually, if your cholesterol is good, so are your trigs (it’s the same test), so usually eating lower fat/sugar foods keeps them in line.

The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of what some claim to be healthy eating. Usually replacing fats with olive oil like the traditional cooking style of countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and includes fruits, veggies, fish and whole grains, and trying to limit the unhealthy fats. Think things like pan fried chicken breast (no breading) in a light wine sauce, sautéed/grilled vegetables, nicely seasoned and pan fried or baked fish, rustic breads, etc. Not a bad diet for an average person if you practice good portion control and quite tasty!.