There are many risk factors of stroke over which you have control, and one of them is your diet. According to studies, opting for a typical Western diet can put you at high risk of having a stroke. So to keep a stroke at bay, stay away from foods high in fat and cholesterol, as well as processed, sugary and salty ones.
Make sure that you go for more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Whole grains should definitely be included in your everyday diet. Have more of the following to help considerably lower your risk of stroke:
Beans and Peas
Everyone knows that beans and peas are good sources of protein and most especially fiber — that indigestible type of carb that helps lower bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, both of which can increase your likelihood of having a stroke. It’s for this reason why regularly consuming beans can help stave off a stroke.
There’s another thing about both beans and peas that make them very good for preventing a stroke, and it’s their folate content. A type of B vitamin, folate (also known as folic acid) is an excellent brain protector. Based on a study that spanned 20 years, those who had folate-rich diets had lower risk of stroke by as much as 20 percent!
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