Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses the role of high triglycerides in diet.
Loading the player...High Triglycerides and Diet Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses the role of high triglycerides in diet.
Featuring Diana Steele, BSc, RD
Duration: 49 seconds
If you have high triglycerides, or you're trying to lower your LDL cholesterol, you can increase your intake of omega 3 fats.
Omega 3 fats are found in fatty fish. This would be salmon, halibut, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring.
You can also increase your intake of nuts and seeds, and in particular, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, as well as flax seeds, and of course adding in more vegetable oils and trying to cook with liquid oils instead of solid fats can increase your omega 3s. Try more olive oil, canola oil, grape seed oil, as well as some nut oils like walnut oil.
If you'd like to find out more about how to increase your omega 3 fatty acid intake, contact your local registered dietitian.
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