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January 24, 2011
Before answering your question, it helps to understand a few basics about triglycerides.
The amount of triglycerides in the bloodstream rises and falls throughout the day. After a rich meal, triglycerides can be so abundant they give blood a milky tint. Within a few hours, theyíre mostly cleared out.
Thatís why doctors traditionally test for triglycerides after an overnight fast. This way the results arenít thrown off by what youíve just eaten.
Normal fasting triglyceride blood level is less than 150 mg/dL. But if your test was done shortly after you had something to eat, a level of 300 mg/dL would not necessarily be bad.
Regarding the influence of sugars from fruit on triglyceride levels, they might raise your triglyceride level a little if you ate a lot of fruit and gained weight.
There are better ways to decrease your triglyceride level than cutting out fruits: