Foods That Protect You from Stroke

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The article I choose was from Woman's World magazine. Caitlin Castro writes it. The title of the article is "Foods that protect you from stroke." The article states there are two good reasons for women to change their eating habits to prevent a stroke, or at least lower their chances of having one. The reasons are that more women than men are having strokes and they can be more crippling for women. All that is needed is for women to change or add healthy items to their menu. Harvard researches suggest that you have three cups of vitamin C-rich fruit daily. This will lower the risk by 50%. They also suggest having fish at least twice a week. This will lower it by another 7%. The omega three oils help reduce inflammation in the arteries. Plus help stop the danger of blood clots. Also, women who eat vegetables have a 25% lower stroke risk than women who don't.

Drinking five or more glasses of fluids drops the stroke risk to 53%. Finally, "Whole grain foods are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and other nutrients that help keep arteries clear, prevent plaque buildup and block the formation of blood clots," explained by Harvard epidemiologist Meir Stampfer, MD. Therefore, eating whole grain breads, oatmeal and even popcorn can lower the risk between 43% and 49%. The article is about women slashing their stroke risk 50% or more by eating or drinking health boosting drinks and snacks.

This article is very important to me, especially since my mother had a stroke. My opinion is that this article is very important. It is never too late to start eating healthy. I am aware the fruits, vegetables, omega three oils, fluids, and fiber for healthy eating. I have been eating...