Preventing stroke. Beware of what you eat

Preventing stroke. Beware of what you eat

You can prevent strokes with a balanced diet. In fact, a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits help our body. Let's find out how

The way to prevent many diseases, as well as stroke, is first of all through food and nutrition. In fact, stroke is a constantly increasing problem mainly due to incorrect lifestyle habits.

In Italy there are an average of 4000 people per year who are affected by this disease. It is therefore important to act above all on nutrition as the experts of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association explain to us.

To prevent strokes it is essential to pay attention to what you eat. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is preferable, as well as replacing refined cereals with whole ones. Lastly, some dried fruit should be introduced.

In general, the diets to follow indicated are the Mediterranean one and the Dash diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Obviously accompanied by regular physical activity and a healthy lifestyle (no tobacco and moderate use of alcohol).

If on the one hand there are the foods that can be valid allies, on the other there are all those to avoid. In general mainly all those foods that contain transgenic fats, hydrogenated oils and preservatives (chips, snacks, fast food, etc. ..).

Trans fats in fact affect the probability of blood clots and increase cholesterol levels with consequent cardiovascular problems, diabetes and, of course, stroke. It would therefore be preferable to eliminate them or, in any case, not absurmene more than 1 or 2 grams per day.

In addition to the products already mentioned, it would be preferable to also avoid processed meats (sausages, frankfurters, etc. ..) due to the high percentage of sodium and preservatives inside them, seriously harmful to health.

Red meats should also be avoided due to the saturated fats present which increase the concentration of proteins in the arteries causing various cardiovascular problems as well as strokes.

Scholars recommend replacing this type of meat with other healthier foods such as fish, white meat (chicken, turkey), tofu and legumes. Finally, avoid all those carbonated and sugary artificial drinks.

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