Knowing what triglycerides are and how they are formed is integral in figuring out how to effect them in your body.
First we must know that glucose, or blood sugar, is the body's preferred fuel source. Glucose is converted into glycogen and used by every cell in the body. When there is an excess of glucose/glycogen in the body, it is coverted into triglycerides. Then, the trigylcerides are tucked away into fat cells for use at a later date. They are easily converted back into fuel for the body when available glucose levels drop.
Triglycerides are high-energy molecules ready to be burned, but if the amount of sugars stay high in the blood stream, they are trapped in the fat cells. The only way to release them from the fat cells is to lower or stabalize the everyday stream of sugar into the body.
High triglyerides are lowered by eating less sugar! Not less fat! This is according to the work of Mark Hyman, M.D. and author of my new favorite book Ultra-Prevention. He promotes that we heighten the
The fastest and most effective way to release stored fat is to eat tons of vegetables, a good amount of healthy fats (omega 3's, olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, avocados, nuts, etc), protein, about one piece of fruit per day, and whole grains. In that order of importance.
Did I mention exercise? Keep it up!
Eliminate processed and refined foods from your diet completely: sugar, flour, white potatoes, high-fructose corn syrup, bagels, muffins, most bread, pasta, etc. These foods cause blood sugar spikes, which leads to a rollercoaster of energy levels throughout the day.