Review Study Reveals Potassium Intake can Reduce the Risk of Stroke by 13%.
A Review of all the Studies till August 2016, into the relation between the intake of Potassium and the incidence of mortality from various types of Stroke, was undertaken by Researchers from Italy, Sweden and USA . The Review revealed a 13% decrease in risk of Stroke in subjects with higher intake of Potassium, with the lowest risk occurring at the intake of 3500 mgs/day. (Vincent M, etal. Meta-analysis of Potassium intake and Risk of Stroke, 2016)
Incidentally, the new Recommended Daily Intake for Potassium has also been increased to 4700 mgs/day!
Potassium works by protecting blood vessels from Oxidative damage and prevents them from thickening.
Some of the Food sources of Potassium are:
Avocados, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Kale, Mushrooms, Fennel, Brussel Sprouts, Parsnips, Squashes, Beans, Lentils, Split Peas, Fish, Coconut water, Yoghurt or Kefir, Bananas, Lemons, Guavas, Passion Fruit, Apricots, Figs, Nectarines, Cantaloupe and Honey Dew Melons.
In light of this revelatory Research it is even more important to add these delicious foods to our diet for lowering the risk of Stroke and leading a healthier life.
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