Diet High in Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains May Reduce Stroke Risk in Women

Ladies…this is just in case you needed more reasons to eat fruits and vegetables!

A new study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association has found that a diet full of antioxidant-rich vegetables, fruits and grains can lower stroke risk among women.

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The researchers found that among women with no history of cardiovascular disease, those with the highest amount of antioxidants in their diets — which mainly came from fruits and vegetables — had a 17 percent lower risk of stroke than those with diets low in antioxidants.

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