Organizations such as Whole Living and Smart Balance provide recipes on their websites that can help reduce triglycerides. High triglyceride levels often precede stroke, heart disease and metabolic syndrome, which involves excess fat at the waist, hypertension, high blood glucose and elevated cholesterol, explains the Mayo Clinic.
A typical recipe from the Whole Living website is a hoisin-glazed black cod with bok choy, which combines omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and beta carotene. All three of these substances contribute to heart health. DHA and EPA are two of the omega-3 fatty acids that reduce triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. In addition to cod, other foods with plenty of these two acids are salmon, tuna and nuts. People who have already had one heart attack find that DHA and EPA prevent recurrence, and people suffering from hypertension gain relief from high blood pressure with them as well, reports Whole Living.
Smart Balance features such recipes as a turkey burger with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise topping. These burgers have an avocado topping with chipotle and chili to add spice and flavor. The mayonnaise blends Smart Balance light mayonnaise and canned chipotle, while the turkey patties include red pepper, grated carrot, grated onion and Mexican chili powder. The buns are all whole-wheat, states Smart Balance.