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3. Lower Your Triglycerides with Low-Carb

If you are following your cardiovascular health markers, you are looking at your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and triglycerides.

What are triglycerides? Fat molecules!

It is well-known that higher levels of triglycerides in your bloodstream are associated with an increased risk of heart disease (18).

You might assume that intuitively, triglycerides would increase the more fat you eat, but ironically this is not the case at all.

Many studies demonstrate that eating more carbs increases your triglyceride levels more than anything, so eating fewer carbs can decrease your triglyceride levels (19, 20, 21, 22, 23).
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