How to Lower Your Triglyceride Levels Naturally!

Triglyceride is a type of fat in your blood. Increased triglycerides level makes you susceptible for heart disease/heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis.

Reference Range for Triglycerides

  • Normal < 150 mg/dl
  • Borderline level- 150- 199 mg/dl
  • High level- 200- 499 mg/dl
  • Very high > 500 mg/dl

Causes for Increased Triglycerides Level

  • Uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Liver and kidney diseases.
  • Thyroid disorder.
  • Obesity.
  • Unhealthy food habits.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Hereditary.
  • Certain medications like Steroids, Contraceptive pills, etc.

Methods to Lower Your Triglycerides Level

  • Consume sunflower seeds, flax seeds,  and other healthy fats rich in omega 3.
  • If you are obese or overweight, lose at least 10% of your body weight.
  • Avoid unhealthy fatty foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Do regular physical exercises.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Drink lukewarm water instead of normal water.
  • Replace curds with well churned butter milk with lots of curry leaves.
  • A tablespoon of gooseberry juice mixed with honey can be taken daily.
  • Regular consumption of decoction of coriander seeds help to lower bad cholesterol.Prepare by boiling 2 tablespoon of dry coriander seeds in a glass of water and strain. Drink when it is lukewarm.
  • Boil 3-4 cloves of garlic in diluted milk and drink once daily.
  • Parsley also helps to keep the arterial system in a healthy condition. Simmer 20 gms of fresh parsley in water (250 ml.) for a couple of minutes and drink this beverage three to four times every day. 
  • Increase soluble fiber in your diet. Psyllium along with a glass of orange juice can be taken regularly.
  • Drink a glass of boiled and cooled water with 1 tsp of honey and lemon juice daily.
  • Recommended Natural Supplements are Shudh Guggulu, HrudVed, Lo-Medus and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

In case, you are looking for a personalized health checklist to help you improve your health, you may opt for an easy-to-do tele-consultation with our Senior Ayurvedic Doctor.

Is your Cholesterol also high ? Tackle that as well, with some more home remedies for Improving Good Cholesterol.

Additional Reading: Reduce Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels the Ayurvedic Way

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