What Foods Should You Eat to Lower Triglycerides?

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What Foods Should You Eat to Lower Triglycerides?

According to the American Heart Association, "Triglycerides are the chemical form in which most fat exists in food as well as in the body." High levels of triglycerides may cause heart disease, so it is healthier to eat foods low in triglycerides.

Fish and Poultry

Eat fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and trout, which are low in saturated fat and good substitutes for red meat. Instead of beef or pork, eat poultry without the skin.


Instead of eating foods such as cake, cookies, and candy, lower triglycerides by choosing fresh fruits such as berries, grapes, citrus fruit, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, pears, and pineapple.


Whole-grain products that are low in fat are the best choice. Choose whole wheat bread over white bread, brown rice over white rice, and tortillas over crackers with loads of fat.

Milk Products

Nonfat milk products such as milk, cheese, and yoghurt are the best choices to lower triglycerides. But eat lowfat milk products in moderation.

Other Foods

Choose salad dressings, mayonnaise, and margarine with no trans fat or saturated fat. Use olive or canola oil in cooking.


Eat vegetables such as carrots, squash, broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, turnip or collard greens, kale, and spinach.

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