- 3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke. This is an article full of helpful information. I agree with most of it, with the exception of saturated fats. I have never used margarine and never will. It is disgusting to me. I also do not use any other type of lard, canola which is so toxic to the body, sunflower or other oils that are commonly sold in grocery stores. I use only Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and Organic Virgin Olive Oil. I also use pure organic butter. All the other variables listed below are met with self control, keeping my environment calm and peaceful and consuming a natural foods Vitamin B complex. I also use only Himalayan Crystal Salt with all those incredible minerals. It is awesome.
- "Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Diet, vitamin D status, and exercise are three important lifestyle factors that have a direct bearing on your individual risk
- Your diet plays a crucial role in reducing your risk for a stroke. Foods to avoid—because they can directly increase your risk—include processed foods containing trans fats, smoked- or processed meats, and diet sodas
- Before cutting out red meat and salt from your diet, fearing these foods may increase your stroke risk, learn how not all meats and salts are created equal. While some increase your risk, other varieties can have an opposite and beneficial effect.
Strokes Typically Occur Without ANY Warning
This is why prevention is so important. You simply will not have any warning signs indicating that you're heading for a stroke in the future... And once you suffer a stroke, the damage, should you survive it, can be absolutely devastating.
I like to refer to most strokes as a brain attack, which is similar to a heart attack; the only difference is that the blood clot blocks blood flow to your brain instead of your heart. As a result, brain cells begin to die. Naturally, the longer your brain goes without oxygen, the greater your risk of lasting brain damage. This is one area where conventional emergency medicine excels, as there are emergency medications that can actually dissolve a blood clot that is blocking blood flow to your brain, and if done quickly enough can virtually reverse any permanent neurological damage.
In order to be effective, you typically need to get treated within one hour. This is clearly one of the miracles of modern science, however it all goes to waste if one does not address the underlying conditions after the stroke. However, if you notice any of these signs of stroke, you should get help right away:
- Sudden trouble walking (dizziness, loss of balance, etc.)
- Sudden confusion
- Sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of your body only)
- Sudden trouble seeing
- Sudden severe headache
- 3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides and elevated homocysteine levels
- Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol
- "Lastly, it may be worth mentioning that vitamin B3, or niacin, may help improve neurological function directly AFTER a stroke. When rats with ischemic stroke were given niacin, their brains showed growth of new blood vessels, and sprouting of nerve cells which greatly improved neurological outcome. While this likely needs to be studied further, it serves as yet another potent example of how nutrition is at the heart of all healing mechanisms in your body, even when it comes to something as serious as a stroke."
- 3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke. Red meat, Salt, Trans-Fats like saturated fats, Smoked and Processed Meats, Diet Soda May Dramatically Increase Your Stroke Risk, Vitamin D Deficiency, Psychological distress, Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and birth control pills. These are excellent guidelines for folks who do need to address their diet and make modifications accordingly.