Can These Foods Help Prevent Stroke? – Cleveland Clinic

What you eat may protect you from a ‘brain attack’

What you eat each day can play a big role not just in weight control, but also in protecting you against stroke. So put down the potato chips and read on.
“Food as it relates to stroke is all about prevention,” says certified nurse practitionerSusan Jaeger. “Your food choices can reduce the risk of cholesterol buildup in the arteries, and these blockages are a major cause of stroke.”
Think of it this way: Stroke is often referred to as a “brain attack” because it’s affecting your brain as a heart attack would your heart. That means a heart-healthy diet can also protect against stroke, which kills nearly 130,000 Americans every year and is the fourth leading cause of death in America.

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