Diet is the key to good health and in many cases can fight off and prevent certain diseases.
Strokes are often linked to poor diet resulting in problems with the arteries. Thankfully there are foods you can eat which will help prevent you from being at risk of this happening.
Recent research has shown that magnesium could be linked to preventing strokes. Fudi Wang, Ph.D from the Zhejiang University and Zhengzhou University in China have found a link. He explains:
“Low levels of magnesium in the body have been associated with a range of diseases, but no conclusive evidence has been put forward on the link between dietary magnesium and health risks.
Our meta-analysis provides the most up-to-date evidence supporting a link between the role of magnesium in food and reducing the risk of disease … Our findings will be important for informing the public and policy makers on dietary guidelines to reduce magnesium deficiency-related health risks.”
Similar research conducted by Dr. Mehmet Oz from Columbia University also showed the same results.
He says that 3 in 4 people fail to get enough magnesium into their diets.
He says “Magnesium is vital for human health and normal biological functions including glucose metabolism, protein production and synthesis of nucleic acids such as DNA. Diet is the main source of magnesium as the element can be found in foods such as spices, nuts, beans, cocoa … and green leafy vegetables.”
Magnesium-rich foods you should be incorporating into your diet are –
- collard greens
- swiss chard
- turnip greens
- beet greens
- brussels sprouts
- bok choy
- romaine lettuce
- raw cacao
- nuts and seeds
- fruits and berries
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