Why is only vegetarian food also high blood fat?

Frequently large fish and meat will lead to an increase in the intake of triglycerides and cholesterol, and the blood lipids will continue to rise. But if you are vegetarian at ordinary times, your blood lipids will also rise. What’s going on?

Why is my blood fat high even if I only eat vegetarian food?

1) Unbalanced nutrition

If you only eat a vegetarian diet, it will also be detrimental to the control of blood lipids, because meat contains high-quality protein and vitamins, which are nutrients that the body cannot lack. If you eat a vegetarian diet for a long time, it will lead to the metabolic disorder of lipid substances, which is not conducive to blood lipid control.

2) Excessive intake of staple foods

If you don’t eat meat, your body needs other food supplements, and you may consume too much carbohydrates, such as rice, noodles and other staple foods, which are converted into triglycerides in the body, Over time, triglycerides will rise, leading to hyperlipidemia.

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3) Too many snacks

Although you don’t eat meat, if you often like to eat nuts and sweets, it will also lead to excessive intake of body fat and increase blood lipids.

4) Genetic factors

There is also a genetic relationship, which is a chromosomal dominant hereditary disease, with familial characteristics, even if you are vegetarian, there will be an increase in low-density lipoprotein. . This requires early medical attention and seek medical help.

How do I fix it?

1) First of all, you need to know what index is elevated in your blood lipids

First of all, you need to draw a complete set of blood lipid tests to know your blood lipid level, as well as which indicator is elevated, and how much it is elevated, so you can know what it is.

2) Adjust your diet and increase exercise

Always pay attention to a low-salt and low-fat diet, eat less sweets, eat less oily foods such as fatty meat, animal offal, egg yolks, etc., and limit the intake of trans fatty acids. Eat more vegetables and high-quality protein, such as fish, shrimp, lean meat, and soy products, and increase the amount of exercise. Exercise for more than 30 minutes a day to help reduce blood lipid levels.

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3) Medication control

There are phenoxy acid drugs and combination drugs for lowering triglycerides. They should be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Although vegetarian food does not have too high cholesterol content, if you eat vegetarian food every day for a long time, it is Not being able to replenish all the nutrients our body needs.

In general, it is not recommended for patients with hyperlipidemia to be completely vegetarian, and they can eat meat appropriately, but they must control the quantity and quality.

Author: Feng Gaoke, Deputy Chief Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wuhan University People’s Hospital

Editor: Chun Yujun