Wondering how to decrease triglycerides?
You might be getting a little pressure from your doctor if your triglyceride levels are above 150 mg/dL. Almost definitely if it's above 200.
And if that's the case – more often than not – your cholesterol levels are too high as well, right?
Typically, yes. But not always.
That's why some people have perfectly normal cholesterol levels, but still want to know how to lower triglycerides naturally because their triglyceride levels are through the roof.
Triglycerides and cholesterol are similar in this:
They are both a type of fat that floats around in your bloodstream … and both can be produced by the liver or formed from what you eat.
And more often that not, many of the same factors that cause one of these fats to elevate will cause the other to rise as well. And vice versa.
But again … that's not always the case.
You see, we're all made uniquely different.
Some people show a tendency to be hyper-sensitive towards certain foods with regards to either their cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
In my experience, it's more common for someone to have normal cholesterol levels and elevated triglycerides than the other way around.
I've had many people write-in who had triglyceride levels in the 300+ range, while their cholesterol numbers were fine.
So the hyper-sensitivity usually shows itself on the triglyceride side.
Either way, don't freak out about it.
It's simply a matter of identifying the one or two things that your body is super sensitive to so that you make the proper dietary or lifestyle changes.
Once you've figured that out, it's not that hard to know how to decrease triglycerides.