Triglyceride-Lowering Meals

Improving your family’s heart health can be as easy as putting the right dinner on the table.

Health Monitor Staff
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You can significantly reduce the amount of damaging fatty acids called triglycerides in your bloodstream with our simple, triglyceride-lowering meal plan. Simply pair one of the main-course options with the side dishes listed below for a tasty, healthy meal.

Main dish (Choose one):

  • Omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon or lake trout: 3 oz. per person
  • Lean meat or poultry, such as chicken, turkey, or veal: 2-3 oz. per person
  • Soy products, such as tofu and tempeh (a textured, vegetable protein):  2.5 oz. per person

Veggie (Choose one or two):

  • Fiber-rich, cruciferous veggies (which have excellent cancer-fighting properties), such as broccoli or cauliflower
  • Dark, leafy greens, such as spinach, kale or Swiss chard (as much as you like)

Whole grains (Choose one):

  • Whole-grain roll or slice of bread
  • ½ cup whole-wheat pasta, quinoa or bulgur
  • ½ ear of corn  
October 2010