What to Eat for Stroke Prevention

More than 90% of stroke risk is attributable to modifiable risk factors.

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OK, to recap: exercise, whole grains, fruits and vegetables—especially citrus, apples/pears, and dark green leafy vegetables—green tea, garlic, and nuts. These are all things we should strive to include in our daily routines. Besides smoking and salt, is there anything else we should avoid? That’s the subject of this next video: What Not to Eat for Stroke Prevention (

For more info on protective foods, see my previous videos on stroke including:
• How to Prevent a Stroke (
• Preventing Strokes with Diet (
• PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes? (
• Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease (
• Is Canned Fruit as Healthy (
• Chocolate and Stroke Risk (
• Best Foods to Reduce Stroke Risk (
• Lowering Our Sodium to Potassium Ratio to Reduce Stroke Risk (

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