Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. * About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. * About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked. * There are a wide variety of methods to greatly reduce the chances of having a stroke, specifically ones that include the intake of natural sources. We’ll highlight three sources and explain why they can help with decreasing the likelihood of developing a stroke.
Aged black Garlic-High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of strokes occurring. * One of the many benefits of incorporating black garlic into your diet is the assistance it provides to your body to help maintain regular blood pressure levels. S-Allyl-Cysteine, the main component in aged black garlic responsible for its health benefits, gives it this ability. 1.2 mg per serving of SAC is the standard amount included in the aged black garlic we have available on our website.
Potassium- Potassium is an important nutrient in the diet because it decreases the harmful effects of salt and like aged black garlic, helps to decrease high blood pressure. * Sweet potatoes, green leafy veggies, and bananas are all excellent sources of potassium.
Green Tea-Tea contains flavonoids, which can help decrease unhealthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. * Drinking at least three cups of green tea per day could help to reduce your risk of stroke. * In addition, green tea has numerous health benefits, including a high amount of antioxidant content so incorporating it into your diet in general would be a wise decision.
Although these are only a few ways to help decrease your chances of developing a stroke, they are worth mentioning due to their high level of easy accessibility and efficacy. As always, please consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medical, dietary or exercise regimen.
*Sources- https://www.healthline.com, https://www.livescience.com, https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm