4 kitchen tricks to lower your triglycerides (slideshow)

#2: Eat phytosterols

Some studies show that consuming two grams per day of phytosterols (also called plant sterols) can effectively lower LDL by 10 percent and may lower triglycerides by as much as 28 percent, particularly if you already have high triglycerides.

Phytosterols can be found in vegetable oils, cereals and are often added to margarine and other consumer products. However, it’s best to get your phytosterols from nuts and seeds, along with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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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.