Triglyceride-Reduction Grocery List

Fill up your fridge with foods that will help lower triglycerides and curb your hunger.

Triglyceride-Reduction Grocery List

If you find that you aren't satisfied after meals, triglycerides may be to blame. Studies suggest that high levels of triglycerides, the fat molecules in your blood, may block the hormone that signals your brain to feel full. That means more food and potentially, more weight gain. Fortunately, this grocery list provides some great mealtime options to help lower triglyceride levels and curb your appetite.

Salmon

The high concentration of protein and omega-3s in fatty fish, like salmon, has been shown to help lower your triglycerides and fight hunger.

How to eat it: To reap its health benefits, aim to eat a minimum of three ounces of canned salmon or fresh wild salmon per day at least twice a week. Get a canned-salmon recipe here.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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