I recently did a lipid test and in one year, my ratio of Triglycerides/HDL has increased from 0.8 to 1.2.
The absolute number is not bad but the trend is poor.
I know this is directly a result of having more carbs in my diet. I went gluten free and in the process added more carbs than before. The carbs are in the form of rice, potatoes and gluten-free wheat subsitutes.
I was working a theory that possibly my body can tolerate carbs and it only has a problem with tolerating wheat.
Eliminating wheat has certainly improved many digestive problems I experienced. I now have less cramping (IBS) and reflux.
But my weight has crept up and my triglycerides jumped. This is quite upsetting. I am going to stay off wheat but, for me, it is back to a stricter low-carb regime.
|26 May’11||24 May’12|
|Total Chol / HDL||3.44||3.43|
|Triglycerides / HDL||0.79||1.22|