The concentration and levels of triglycerides can be altered due to a high consumption of fats in the diet, as well as when there is excess energy ingested. It is a type of fat that is produced by our body in the intestine and in the liver.
Glycerin and fatty acids are the main fuels that provide energy to cells, which depend on triglyceride levels. The combination of poor eating habits and lack of exercise is what often causes dyslipidemias.
No food alone has the ability to raise triglyceride levels. However, it is important to mention that those with high contents of animal fats (butter, whole milk, egg, skin of chicken, cuts of meat high in fat) and vegetable (oils, avocado, peanuts), can favor these alterations .
The levels of triglycerides in the blood can also be altered by an excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates from sugar, soft drinks, white bread, sweet bread, juices, or by the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
In addition, according to specialists from the Kellogg's Institute of Nutrition and Health, there are some factors that contribute to raising triglyceride levels in the blood:
2. Overweight or obesity
3. Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in excess
4. Frequent and high consumption of high-fat foods
5. Excessive consumption of carbohydrates
6. Use of hormonal contraceptives
7. Sedentary lifestyle
Triglyceride levels in the blood should not exceed 150 mg / dL in serum and plasma of adults and fasting. The excess of this type of fat, like cholesterol, can contribute to the hardening and narrowing of the veins and arteries, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The high levels of triglycerides also favor the development of diabetes, renal and hepatic diseases, in extreme cases can cause infection in the pancreas.
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