A Snack that cuts Stroke Risk

If you could take a magic pill, that caused absolutely no side effects, that cut your risk of suffering stroke and heart attack in half, wouldn’t you take it?

How about if there was one small, delicious snack that had the same effects?

You can find this snack in every supermarket and you probably already have it in your kitchen. Isn’t that easily worth saving your life?

And just to set the record straight, this snack was proven more effective than any cholesterol or blood pressure drug in a recent study recently conducted by Oxford University.

Mom was right all along! Fruits and fresh, leafy vegetables are good for you.

What was in the stroke study?

And it took a study spanning seven years conducted on half a million people to prove mom right. It involved 451,681 people with no previous history of cardiovascular disease at the beginning of the study.

The participants were divided into five groups based on their fruit-eating habits Daily, 4-6 days a week, 1-3 days per week, monthly and never. About 18 percent of the participants ate fruits every day, while at the other end of the spectrum about 6.3 percent of participants never ate fruits at all.

Over the course of 7 years, 19,300 heart attack cases and 19,689 cases of stroke were recorded.

Those who ate fruits daily, compared to those who never ate fruits, had a 15% lesser risk of developing overall cardiovascular diseases.

But when it came to a stroke risk, the numbers were stunning. Those who ate fruits daily were 40% less likely to suffer stroke than those who never or seldom ate fruits.

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Better still, people who ate fruits regularly also had 3 points lower blood pressure readings than those who avoided them.

Best Exercises - 300x600Citrus fruits were discovered to be the best options as they offered the maximum benefits. So make sure you snack on some delicious oranges, mandarins, grape fruits or other citrus.

Another study conducted by University College, London revealed that eating about 7 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables daily can reduce the risks of death by all causes by up to 42 percent.

If you aren’t convinced already, this is the time to make fruits and vegetables an essential part of your diet. Next time, push away that bag of chips and take a piece of fruit instead.

But if you already have high blood pressure, changing your diet habits may not be enough to bring it down to a healthy level. Instead, try these 3 easy exercises proven to lower blood pressure starting today.

Or, if your cholesterol is too high, learn how cutting out ONE single ingredient will normalize your cholesterol in 30 days or less and clear out clogged arteries?


Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra was one of the most highly respected and sought-after cardiologists whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness. He became well-known for his integration of conventional medicine with complementary nutritional, mind-body, and other lifestyle approaches that heal the heart.

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