Can food cause strokes? According to many leading authorities the answer is a resounding YES! Are all strokes caused by what we eat? Absolutely not!
However, the more you adhere to a plant-based diet, the more you minimize your risk of food induced strokes.
According to Parkwood Heights Senior Living blog, there are five foods that cause the type of damage that can lead to a stroke.
Muffins, doughnuts, chips, crackers, and many other baked goods are high in trans fats, which are hydrogenated oils popular with commercial bakeries because they stay solid at room temperature, so the products don’t require refrigeration.
Healthy eating after stroke is an important choice people need to make. Fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants, which can help reduce damage to blood vessels. Dairy alternative that are calcium-enriched soy or rice milks are also beneficial.
Other Ways to Minimize Your Risk
Another way to minimize your risk is keep your weight to a healthy level, exercise and choose the heart-healthiest sources of protein whenever you can, especially beans, legumes, nuts, tofu, and nondairy milks such as almond and coconut milks.
The Mayo Clinic encourages maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight contributes to other stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Losing as little as 10 pounds may lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is another positive lifestyle choice.
One person who knows what it’s like to not only have a stroke but eat a healthy diet is Marcia Moran.
Marcia experienced a stroke five years ago. Amazingly, she did not have any of the risk factors like being overweight, sedentary and she ate relatively healthy. Yet, she had a very debilitating stroke.
Marcia’s book, Stroke Forward, chronicles her journey after her stroke.
Stroke Forward is a labor of love that took four years to write. From not being able to walk and talk, to writing a powerful book on advocacy, Marcia is a force to be reckoned with.
Discover what happened at the hospital that made it abundantly clear her husband was to become her best advocate.
Out of the experience of the stroke, Marcia was called to write a book.
Her book is perfect for those who have had a stroke, family members, healthcare professionals and those who are ready to arm themselves with valuable information.
Get your copy today.
To enjoy a full interview with Marcia, visit The Marketing Mindset blog.
Marcia goes into a lot of detail of what she experienced, how her husband become her best advocate and more.
The bottom line is this; you can minimize your risk of many diseases and traumas with strokes being one of them. Also included are heart disease, some cancers, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.