Healthy Life Tips » Prevent Stroke http://www.rcuv.org Achieve Perfect Health for Your Life Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:48:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3 Prevent Stroke in Citrus Fruit /prevent-stroke-in-citrus-fruit.html /prevent-stroke-in-citrus-fruit.html#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 04:14:38 +0000 qhiqy /?p=1618
Recent research shows that consumption of citrus fruit regularly can help reduce the risk of stroke. For this study, the researchers focused on compounds called flavanone found in citrus fruits.

“These data provide strong support to eat more fruit juice as a daily consumption to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke,” says study leader Aedin Cassidy, head of nutrition at the Norwich School of Medicine, the University of East Anglia, England.

There is a possibility that flavanone in citrus improve blood vessel function and reduce inflammation, which has been associated with stroke, the researchers said.

Cassidy said, to get the most out of the flavanone, fruits should be presented in the form of juice and no added sugar.

The study was published online on February 23, 2012 in the journal Stroke, whose research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Flavanones is a type of flavonoid which has been known for their ability to suppress the incidence of stroke risk is lower. In addition to fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are also found in red wine and dark chocolate.

For this study, the researchers focused on the six subclasses of flavonoids, including flavanone.

In the study, researchers evaluated data from the Nurses’ Health Study of U.S. for 14 years. The study involved almost 70,000 women each reported their food intake every four years and include details on the consumption of fruits and vegetables. At the end of the paper that there are around 1803 cases of stroke occurrence. About half had an ischemic stroke (blockage of blood vessels).

The researchers said the number of intake of flavonoids did not reduce the risk of stroke, but flavanone consumption may reduce the risk of stroke. Women who earn more than flavanone intake have an increased risk of 19 percent risk of ischemic stroke less than those who eat in small quantities.

The researchers found that 95 percent of flavanone intake derived from fruits and juices, especially orange and grapefruit juice. Participants who ate the fruit or orange juice in the majority, the risk of stroke was reduced by 10 percent.

Women who received the lowest intake of flavanone on average consumes about 150 milligrams of flavonoids per day or less. While those earning large amounts of flavanone intake consumed about 470 milligrams a day.

Cassidy said, a piece of citrus fruit contains 45 to 50 milligrams of flavanone.

The results also showed that those who run with a diet high in flavonoids tend to have a healthy lifestyle such as smoking less, exercising more often, eat more fiber, and a little caffeine and alcohol.

The researchers confirmed that the relationship between diets high and low risk of stroke flavanone does not prove causality.

Further research is needed to better understand the relationship between consumption and the risk of stroke flavanon, the researchers said. Although this study only included women, Cassidy suspect that the findings apply to men. ”This study should be done,” said Cassidy.

Hannah Gardener, an epidemiologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Neurology, said the study adds information to us to determine the relationship between diet and risk of stroke.

“There are some studies that suggest that higher intakes of fruits and vegetables was associated with a lower risk of stroke,” said the gardener, who was not involved in the study.

“These findings underscore the importance of eating fruits and vegetables as well as providing evidence that citrus may be particularly important in terms of reducing the risk of stroke,” he said.

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Eating Apples Every Day Powerful Prevent Stroke /eating-apples-every-day-powerful-prevent-stroke.html /eating-apples-every-day-powerful-prevent-stroke.html#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:24:59 +0000 qhiqy /?p=974

Never underestimate an apple. In addition to sweet, apples are also high in vitamins, minerals and other elements such as phytochemicals, fiber, tannins, Baron, acid calculus, and others that is essential for the body to prevent and fight various diseases.
Believe it or not, eating an apple or pear a day reduces the risk of stroke by 50 percent. Nutrition experts believe, contain quercetin compounds in both examples the fruit plays an important role in the fight against stroke.
The researchers said that the chemistry is capable of reducing inflammation, which is associated with hardening of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease.
Researchers at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands, involving about 20,000 adults. They found that volunteers who ate more fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of white fleshy suffering a stroke more than 10 years. They take into account the risk of stroke decreased nine percent of each consume 25 grams of apples or pears a day.
Since the average size of an apple or a pear weigh between 100 grams and 125 grams, which means, in a day will reduce the risk of stroke between 36-45 percent.
“. Eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables are white can be useful in preventing strokes, for example, eat an apple a day is an easy way to increase your consumption of white fruits and vegetables, “said Linda Oude Griep, lead author of the study, who published his research in stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
“However, the group of colorful fruits and other vegetables might be protecting you against other chronic diseases. Therefore, it is always important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, “he added
Researchers reveal the existence of quercetin compound (AVC fighting), not only in apples and pears, but also raspberries, tomatoes, red grapes, broccoli and onions.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sharlin Ahmed of The Stroke Association said the main message of the results show that fruits and vegetables are good foods to reduce the risk of stroke, regardless of color.
“It’s interesting to see these results that the white fleshy fruit and vegetables like apples and pears, can reduce the risk of stroke.However, this should not deter people from continuing to eat fruits and vegetables with other colors. For all types of fruits and vegetables has health benefits and is a vital part of a balanced diet, “he said.
“Everyone can reduce the risk of stroke with a healthy, balanced diet low in saturated fat and salt, exercise regularly and make sure that your blood pressure within normal limits,” he said.

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Prevent Stroke with Potassium Rich Foods /prevent-stroke-with-potassium-rich-foods.html /prevent-stroke-with-potassium-rich-foods.html#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:02:19 +0000 qhiqy /?p=802
A recent study published in the Journal Stroke claim, those who eat fruits, vegetables and dairy products are rich in potassium have a lower risk of stroke than those who received less than the intake of these minerals.
The results are based on the results of an analysis of 10 international studies involving over 200,000 volunteers and middle-aged adults.

The results of the study revealed that each increase of 1,000 milligrams (mg) of potassium in your diet every day associated with a reduced likelihood of suffering a stroke by 11 percent within five to 14 years in the future.

According to Susanna Larsson, head of research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, can be interpreted as significant benefits for all. This study, he said, does not necessarily prove that potassium provide positive benefits, but reinforces the evidence from previous research that these minerals can be useful.

Foods high in potassium is generally known as a source of healthy food such as nuts, various fruit such as bananas, avocados, oranges, and green, as well as low-fat milk.

Potassium is in itself an electrolyte fluid needed to maintain the balance of the body, and is also involved in the mechanism of action of nerve, muscle control, and blood pressure regulation.

Several studies have shown that diets high in potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure and may protect against heart disease and stroke.

In their study, Larsson and colleagues studied 270,000 people and almost 8695 of them (one of 30 people) have suffered a stroke. Decreased risk of stroke seen when an increase in intake of 1,000 milligrams of potassium a day, after considering other factors such as age, exercise, and smoking.

According to the researchers, in particular potassium was associated with a reduced risk of ischemic stroke, caused by blockage of the cerebral arteries. Ischemic strokes account for about 80 percent of strokes.

This result is in line with a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which followed more than 12,000 adults of 15 years. The researchers found that people who eat more sodium, but low potassium intake, increased risk of dying from various diseases.

Potassium is a mineral that functions in the body to help balance the effects of sodium, while maintaining blood pressure and helps the body to remove excess liquid. According to the CDC, in adults, the media should have no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. While for those aged 50 years and suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease, it is recommended to limit sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day.

As for potassium, the CDC recommends adults obtain 4700 mg per day for food. However, in people with kidney disease and are taking certain medications (such as hypertension), have to be careful. Too high levels of potassium in the blood can cause a condition called hyperkalemia, which can cause heart rhythm disturbances.

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