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Foods That Can Prevent Stroke

(iStockphotos) Having a stroke can change you or a loved ones life dramatically. They typically happen out of the blue and the after effects can create anxiety and depression. Certain risk factors of a stroke are out of our control such as gender, age, ethnicity, and family history. Stroke is either caused by blood clots or bleeding in the brain. Symptoms may include difficulty speaking, weakness or numbness in the legs, arms, or face, confusion, and trouble seeing. According to the Population Health Research Institute as posted on Contemporary Clinic , risk factors for stroke include: 1. Excessive alcohol consumption 2. High blood pressure 3. Poor diet 4. Smoking 5. Physical inactivity 6. Obesity 7. Lipids 8. Heart disease 9. Diabetes 10. Stress There are ways you can prevent yourself from a stroke regardless of your family history or age. Researchers believe that 80% of strokes can be prevented. This article addresses how nutrition plays a major role in preve