Potassium

Potassium

 

Eating plenty of foods rich in potassium, such as fruit and vegetables, will help to cut your stroke risk. In a major study involving more than 90,000 post-menopausal women, those who had the highest potassium intakes were 12% less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate the least. It is thought that the protective effect of potassium is linked to its blood pressure lowering properties. Good potassium sources include:

 

  • Baked potato
  • Salmon
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Semi skimmed milk
  • Oranges
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Red cabbage