4 kitchen tricks to lower your triglycerides (slideshow)

Cholesterol does play a vital role in your body…

It’s important to all your cell membranes. It’s a precursor to your natural steroid and sex hormones. It’s needed to produce vitamin D and bile acids. And it’s also involved in a healthy nervous system and brain function.

If you take a visit to your physician, common measurements of assessment include total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL levels. It’s high total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL that have long been associated with increased risk of heart disease. But HDL cholesterol is vital to the body, especially for optimal cardiovascular health. The special job of HDL is transporting LDL cholesterol and plaque buildup from the arteries back to the liver for breakdown.

Fortunately, triglycerides and LDL are aspects of your health that can be influenced by your very own kitchen, using the great powers of nutrient-dense foods…

Jedha Dening

By Jedha Dening

Jedha Dening is a qualified nutritionist (MNutr), researcher, author, freelance writer, and founder of type 2 diabetic nutrition site Diabetes Meal Plans. Her masters thesis on nutrition and inflammation was published and then presented at a national scientific conference. She has millions of words published in the health industry across various print and online publications. Having been in the field for over 15 years, she’s incredibly passionate about delving into the latest research to share the myths and truths surrounding nutrition and health. She believes when armed with the right knowledge, we’re empowered to make informed choices that can truly make a difference.