Top 20 Food Items To Reduce The Risk Of Stroke

top 20 food items to reduce the risk of stroke

A Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, which prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen, and nutrients, it may be due to a blocked artery, leaking, or bursting of the blood vessel. It is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is extremely crucial. Early actions can reduce brain damage, and other complications. Stroke symptoms include trouble speaking, paralysis, a problem in seeing in one or both eyes, headache, and so on. It is inevitable to seek immediate medical attention if any sign or symptom of a Stroke is noticed.

1. Whole Grains

Whole grains are healthy grains such as wheat, maize, millet and more which decrease the risk of Stroke, and various other diseases. These are rich in fibers and proteins, and contain multiple nutrients such as sodium, carbohydrates, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B6, and more. 

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2. Pasta

Pasta is made of corn flour, rice flour, and other grains, which are beneficial for health when recovering from a Stroke. It is available in various flavors and can be eaten as dry pasta and soups. It is healthy as well as delicious, especially for the picky ones.

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3. Quinoa

Quinoa is a rich fiber diet, and it is often known as a superfood as it contains all the crucial nutrients and amino acids for making a complete protein. A study from Harvard University stated that eating quinoa reduces the risk of Stroke by 17%. 

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4. Fish

Fishes are rich in proteins and dietary fibers with cobalamin. It contains various essential minerals and vitamins, which are necessary for the healing process of any disease. It’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, which keep a body and its brain and heart healthy.

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5. Barley

Barley belongs to grass family and is often eaten as food. It is usually used for heart diseases and recovering from a Stroke. It is high in proteins and carbohydrates, and contains many vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for a healthy body.

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6. Oats

Oats are highly nutritious, recommended, healthy, and light meal which is beneficial during Stroke. It keeps your heart and body healthy. It is rich in fibers and proteins which help give energy to the body. It is available in multiple flavors and made of various grains.

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7. Legumes

It is a class of vegetables that includes peas and lentils. These are grown agriculturally and are a versatile food that is usually low in fat, contains no cholesterol. It is rich in folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, and more crucial minerals and nutrients. It includes soluble and insoluble fibers with beneficial fats for Stroke.

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8. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is a strained yogurt with lower whey, which has a thicker consistency than regular unstrained yogurt. It is rich in protein and contains cobalamin, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6. It helps in Stroke, boosts the immune system, improves intestinal health, and strengthens bones.

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9. Milk

Milk is a healthy beverage or said to be a complete meal that includes crucial nutrition for a body. It is typically recommended to drink two glasses of milk a day. It is rich in calcium and cobalamin, and high in vitamin D, which makes the bone stronger and improves heart health. It also prevents the Stroke risk.

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10. Cereals

Cereals are cultivated edible grains, grown in abundant quantities and provide more food worldwide. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, and high in proteins. It keeps you energetic and makes your body active. It is healthy, and beneficial for every part of the body. 

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11. Nuts

Nuts are rich in proteins and a great source of fibers that keep your body healthy, and these are helpful for your brain. It includes cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, and more. It contains calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, and more.

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12. Tofu

Tofu is also called bean curd, mainly made up of Soy Milk. It is rich in calcium and iron, and it contains protein, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. It is a gluten-free diet and is low in calories. It has antioxidant phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory properties, which keep the body hydrated and healthy.

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13. Beans

Beans are the seeds of a flowering plant, which is used as vegetables. It is a legume dish, which can be cooked in various ways, such as cooked salads, soups, pasta, and more. It has excellent protein and contains vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin C, and iron.

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14. Eggs

Eggs are easily swallowed and chewed diet when recovering from a stroke. Eggs can prevent the risk of another Stroke from occurring. It is a beneficial diet for Stroke survivors. It contains proteins, calcium, and many essential nutrients. 

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15. Bread

Bread is a fermented dish prepared from dough of water and flour generally by baking. It contains calcium, protein, dietary fiber, iron, vitamin B6, carbohydrates, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. It is a portion of delicious light food that can be cooked in different ways.

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16. Meat

Meat is animal flesh, eaten by humans. It is rich in proteins and contains various minerals and vitamins, namely calcium, cobalamin, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin D, potassium, saturated fats, and cholesterol. It helps carry oxygen to your heart and every part of the body, which may prevent Stroke.

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17. Green Tea

After going through a Stroke, it is recommended to lower the consumption of coffee and soda as it contains caffeine. Green Tea is a better and healthy replacement as it is high in flavonoids and antioxidants, which help in curing the cardiovascular system and decreases the risk of Stroke.

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18. Fruits

Fruits are loaded with vitamins and minerals, which are the ideal diets for seniors with sweet teeth. It helps in controlling sugar intake and sweet cravings. Citrus fruits are usually rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which reduce the stiffness in the blood vessels and heal them.

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19. Olive Oil

Olive Oil is a good and healthy replacement for regular oils, rich in saturated fats. It improves the level of apolipoprotein A-IV, a type of protein present in the blood. Consuming a large amount of protein may lower Stroke risk.

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20. Avocados

Avocado is a fruit, native to America. It is an excellent source of vitamins, and it contains riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, pyridoxine, magnesium, folate, potassium, and vitamin B5. It reduces cholesterol and lifts heart health. It helps the body to absorb essential nutrients.  

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