Very High Triglycerides Tip: Fish | HealthiNation

Uploaded by HealthiNation on 17.04.2012

I'm Dr. Holly Atkinson. You probably know that fish is on the healthy food list. And,
if you have very high triglycerides, it's an especially good choice.  But with so many
fish in the sea, how do you know which ones are the best to help lower your levels? Oily
fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are generally recommended.  That means salmon, tuna, sardines,
lake trout, herring, and mackerel. These fish provide about one gram of omega-3 fatty acids
for each three and one-half ounce serving. Omega 3’s are great because they can actually
help lower levels and slow the growth rate of plaque in your cardiovascular system. But
it’s all in the way your fish is prepared. Broiled or baked fish reduces your risk of
heart disease but fried fish may actually increase it. For very high triglycerides,
you should talk to your doctor about how much and the best way for you to get your omega-3s.
You may need anywhere from 2 to 4 grams of Omega-3 per day which can only be reached
by the use of supplements under the care of your doctor. Consider this smart tip your
catch of the day.