Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

ISLAMABAD: Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower risk of a first-time stroke.

Researchers said “we have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent
new strokes, because risk factors that can be changed or controlled especially high blood pressure account for 90 per cent of strokes,”Health news reported.

Making lifestyle changes such as getting more physical activity, eating
a healthy diet and managing your weight can prevent pre-hypertension from
becoming high blood pressure, the researchers suggested.

“In many instances, stroke is not fatal, but it leads to years of physical, emotional and mental impairment that could be avoided,” they stressed.