A well-planned diet with the right foods is often as effective or more so than medicines designed to lower triglycerides, according to Everyday Health. One of the keys to a diet that battles high triglycerides is reduced saturated fats and trans fats.
Avoiding or reducing saturated and trans fats typically involves avoiding animal products and fast foods, as Everyday Health explains. Olive oil and canola oil are best for cooking because they are mono- and polyunsaturated fats. High amounts of fiber, including whole grain products, are also recommended. Fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy are staples in a diet to reduce triglycerides. Avoiding refined sugars and consuming alcohol in moderation also help maintain healthy triglyceride levels.