Published On: Apr 17 2013 03:44:32 PM CDTUpdated On: May 15 2013 10:52:15 AM CDT
Living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of a stroke. Eating the right foods can help prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, all of which increase a person’s risk for a stroke.
Here are some examples of foods that can help trim your chances of suffering a stroke.
Vegetables including broccoli, lettuce and spinach.
Citrus foods such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons.
Foods high in soluble fiber, such as oatmeal, bananas and apples.
Foods that contain insoluble fiber such as broccoli, green beans and whole grains.
Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, including fish, flaxseed and canola oil.
Olive oil can help reduce your cholesterol.
Foods that contain plant sterols can help lower your cholesterol. Orange juice is one item that may contain plant sterols.
Opt for low-fat food items instead of their more fattening options, such as skim milk, low-fat cheese and poultry.