9 foods for stroke prevention

  1. Parsley.

The bioactive substances contained in parsley strengthen small blood vessels and improve heart tone.

  1. New potatoes.

The sweeter the potato and the richer the color of the skin, the more carotenoids it contains. These are natural antioxidants that protect the heart from aggressive substances (free radicals). New potatoes contain a lot of potassium, which improves cardiac conduction. Most of the nutrients are contained under the skin, so the most useful way to cook is to bake or boil the potatoes whole and unpeeled.

  1. Tomatoes.

Ripe ground tomatoes are a treasure trove of lycopene, an extremely useful antioxidant for the heart. Tomato juice gently lowers blood pressure and intracranial pressure, it is useful to drink it for hypertension. Tomatoes also contain substances that protect the body from the harmful effects of sunlight. In the summer, eat caprese salad more often – tomatoes with mozzarella, basil and olive oil.

  1. Apricots.

This fruit helps the heart with nervous tension and arrhythmia. Thanks to the large amount of fruit sugars, apricots improve brain nutrition and fight hypoxia.

  1. Raspberries.

This berry contains a lot of salicylic acid, which in its effect on the human body is similar to acetylsalicylic acid (ie aspirin). It thins the blood and fights blood clots and spasms. To normalize vascular tone, it is enough to eat half a glass of fresh raspberries a day during the season. Remember that raspberries should not be eaten on an empty stomach, as salicylic acid can damage the gastric mucosa.

  1. Blueberries.

The active substances contained in blueberries are important for the cardiovascular system. They stimulate the growth of new capillaries and oxygenation of the blood.

  1. Spinach, sorrel.

Oxalic acid thins the blood and normalizes vascular tone (but only fresh). During cooking, useful organic acid is converted into a harmful inorganic compound.

It interferes with the absorption of calcium, forms crystals in the kidneys, which can then turn into stones. Therefore, it is recommended to eat fresh spinach and sorrel.

  1. Dark grapes.

Dark grapes contain many bioflavonoids. These are useful substances that slow down the oxidation processes in the body. They help keep blood vessels in good shape, prevent blood clots.

  1. Ginger.

Ginger contains the enzyme capsaicin, which stimulates blood circulation. Eating ginger will help relieve cramps in hypertension and headaches. Powerful natural antioxidants contained in ginger root protect blood vessels from free radicals. By cleansing and thinning the blood, ginger root reduces the likelihood of blood clots and reduces the load on the walls of blood vessels. Vascular cleansing helps to improve memory and prevent atherosclerosis. The benefits of ginger root include blood oxygenation, which is important in many heart diseases.

But remember, if you notice any signs of cardiovascular disease, ask your doctor as soon as possible to prescribe drugs that prevent stroke (such as Arreno or Lostatin).