If you increase your daily total dietary fiber by 7-grams, your risk of first time stroke decreases by 7 percent according to a recent study by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Dietary fiber is the part of an edible plant that is not absorbed during digestion. You can increase your fiber intake by increasing the amount of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Read the full AHA report here.
Looking for more ways to lower your risk of stroke? Contact Dr. Graham Reedy at Sports Activity Medicine in Auburn, Washington for more information.