Foods to avoid to lower risk of stroke


By Trisha Sengupta
Published October 31, 2021

Hindustan Times


A stroke is a medical emergency. It occurs when the blood supply to a part of brain is reduced or interrupted. It can cause damage to brain tissues

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Numbness and tingling

Unsteady walk

Weakness on one side of the body

Vision loss

Unusual and severe headache

Numbness of the face

Signs of a stroke include:

There are certain stroke risk factors that can be controlled with changes in your diet. Here are some foods that you should avoid to lower your stroke risk

Diet soft drinks

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Studies suggest that consumption of diet soft drinks increases the risk of stroke and vascular disease

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Table salt

Processed salt elevates blood pressure that can cause injuries of arteries, brain and the heart

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Processed foods

The trans-fat laden food items rapidly increase the risk of getting stroke. They include junk foods, store-bought goods, and fried foods

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Smoked and processed meats

The smoked and processed meats may contain certain preservatives like sodium nitrite. They can damage the blood vessels and also increase the risk of stroke

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Added sugar

Food items with added sugar can damage blood vessels that can eventually lead to stroke

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