The Federal Center for Health Awareness said that triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood, which provides the body with energy, noting that the body absorbs most triglycerides from dietary fats, and that the body can also produce triglycerides on its own. .
The German Center added that if too many triglycerides are eaten, the body stores them in fatty tissues, which represents a health risk because the high level of these fats in the body increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Several factors increase triglyceride levels in the blood: obesity, lack of exercise, high-calorie diet, poorly controlled diabetes, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Some medications, such as steroids and birth control pills, can also raise triglyceride levels.
High triglyceride levels can be lowered through healthy nutrition, i.e. reducing sugar, avoiding prepared and frozen foods because they contain harmful trans fats, reducing saturated fats found in red meat, poultry, cheese and milk, and eating healthy unsaturated fats found in olive oil. and various walnut oils. In addition to regular exercise and motor activities and quitting smoking and alcohol.