Friday, May 9, 2014

Fruits and Veggies Boost a Longer, Healthier Life from Forbes Living

It is not so surprising to learn that the American Heart Association is reporting that eating more fruit and veggies reduces the chance of having a stroke. The real news that Forbes Living learns is that it cuts the risk by one third.

Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked by a clot or a burst blood vessel. Without emergency care, a stroke can lead to severe brain damage or death. It is therefore beneficial to add more healthy greens to every day diets. When we add a variety of healthier foods such as greens, tomatoes, peaches, plums, bananas and more to every day meals, we are eating our way to lower weight, lower blood pressure, reducing the chance of developing diabetes and cutting stroke risk by a significant percentage. 

also encourages readers to ditch unhealthy habits which can harm health such as smoking, drinking too much every day and arguing with a partner all the time. These raise blood pressure and add stress to the heart.  Instead, focus on food. Produce is easy to find in the grocery store. Frozen produce is affordable and lasts longer the fresh. Fruit can be bought in bulk at discount stores and frozen until ready to eat. Be creative when planning meals and make it fun for the family to eat.

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