Limit Refined Carbs
Low quality carbs (foods high in sugar or refined grains like white flour) can cause a sudden rise in your body's insulin, which can lead to a spike in triglycerides. To lower your numbers, you'll need to dramatically limit your intake of sugary and refined carbs including sugar, honey, and other sweeteners, candy, baked goods, regular pasta, white rice, and anything made with white (refined or enriched) flour, including white bread, rolls, cereals, buns and pastries. You'll also want to limit dried fruit and fruit juice since they're dense in simple sugar. Instead aim for high–quality carbs — vegetables, fruits, and whole grain foods like oatmeal, healthy cereals, brown and wild rice, and whole grain pastas and breads.