Triglycerides are the chemical form in which most fat exists in food and the body and comprise the most common type of fat in the body. Along with cholesterol, triglycerides form the plasma lipids. Derived from fats in foods or made in the body from other energy sources like carbohydrates, they are also a major source of energy for the body.
In some people, excess triglycerides in plasma are associated with coronary artery disease. High levels of blood triglycerides are typically found in those with high cholesterol levels. Elevated triglycerides may also result from other diseases like untreated diabetes.
The American Heart Association recommends that regular exercise, maintaining a normal body weight, and eating a healthy diet – including a high intake of fruits and vegetables and consuming fish high in omega-3 fatty acids – are the best ways to maintain healthy triglyceride levels.
Eating polyunsaturated fats, like those in fish and vegetable oils, and monounsaturated fats, like those found in olive and canola oils, may contribute to help maintain normal blood cholesterol.
Polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) and other Flavonoids, show evidence to help support healthy triglyceride levels.
Virgin Red Palm Oil Tocotrienols have antioxidant properties and have been proven to maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels naturally.
* The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Foods containing at least 0.65 g per serving of plant sterol esters, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 1.3 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.