Reduce Triglycerides Easy and Fast with This Home Remedies

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. The body converts calories that it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides.

They are stored in the fat cells, which are circulated in the blood to provide energy for your muscles to work. Triglycerides are different from cholesterol, which the body needs for hormone synthesis and cellular structure.

Reduce Triglycerides

An optimum amount of triglycerides is necessary for the proper functioning of cells, but too much is unhealthy.

An increase in triglycerides can be due to obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, poorly controlled diabetes, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), kidney disease, a high-calorie diet, cigarette smoking, excessive drinking, and genetic factors. Certain medicines, such as steroids and birth control pills, may also raise triglycerides.

A high triglyceride level is also a symptom of metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high fat deposits around the waist, a low high-density lipoprotein (HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol) level and high triglycerides.

High triglycerides usually do not cause symptoms. However, it can pose a risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and cholesterol problems.

A simple blood test can determine whether your triglycerides fall into a healthy range.

Normal Triglyceride Level – Less than 150 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter)
Borderline High Triglyceride Level – 150 to 199 mg/dL
High Triglyceride Level– 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very High Triglyceride Level– 500 mg/dL and above

If you have high triglycerides, you can reduce your level with lifestyle changes, a proper diet and some simple home remedies. At the same time, you must continue to take any medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

Here are the top 10 home remedies to reduce your triglycerides.

1. Garlic

Garlic is one of the best remedies to reduce triglycerides. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that including garlic in your diet helps lower triglycerides, blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Raw garlic has a more profound effect than boiled garlic in controlling these parameters because fresh garlic has lipid-lowering activity.

• Eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach daily for a few months. You can also, include fresh garlic in your salad dressings.
• Alternatively, take garlic supplements after consulting your doctor.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar also helps reduce triglycerides as well as cholesterol levels. A 2008 study published in the Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences found that apple cider vinegar helped improve serum lipid profile in normal as well as diabetic rats by decreasing triglycerides, low-density lipoproteins (LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol) and raising HDL levels.

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
2. Mix in a little raw honey.
3. Drink this solution twice daily for at least a couple of months.

You can also mix apple cider vinegar with fresh orange, apple, grape or other fruit juices.

3. Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds are a popular traditional treatment for high triglycerides. According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Environmental Biology, there was a significant decrease in triglyceride and cholesterol levels in animals fed coriander seeds. This is due to the significant hypolipidemic action of coriander seeds on the metabolism of lipids.

1. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of coriander seed powder to a cup of water.
2. Boil the water, strain it and allow it to cool.
3. Drink this solution once or twice daily for a few months.

4. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper, known for adding spicy flavoring to your foods, also helps lower triglycerides naturally. It contains an alkaloid compound, capsaicin, which helps reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in obese individuals.

• Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water. Drink it twice daily for a few weeks.
• Another option is to take cayenne supplements. Consult your doctor for the proper dosage and its suitability in your case.
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