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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stroke Related Foods

I think we all know by now that there is healthy and unhealthy food and a bad diet can lead to all kinds of health related problems. I was rather shocked though when I read that a lot of what we eat may cause a stroke.

It turns out that over 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year and we can at least take away the risk and damage the following foods can cause which could result in a stroke.

- Trans fats can be found in all kinds of foods like, muffins, chips, crackers, doughnuts, snack foods, frozen foods, baked goods, salad dressings, microwave popcorn, stuffing mixes, frozen tater tots and especially in fried foods, but there several more.

Trans fats block the arteries and increase bad cholesterol which can not only lead to a stroke, but also to inflammation, diabetes and heart disease. The best thing to do is restrict yourself to a daily minimum of 1 to two grams of trans fats, or none at all, and stay away from fried foods all together.

- Be careful with eating smoked and processed meats, because they are extremely high in sodium and loaded with preservatives. Especially Sodium nitrate and nitrite are directly linked to harden and narrow arteries and blood vessels, but studies have also shown an increased risk of diabetes and higher risk for developing several types of cancer, including leukemia.

You can prevent all this and a stroke by bring variety in your diet and switching smoked and processed meats for fish, peanut butter, or another of the many options, or you can cook the meat yourself.

There are more foods which are related to an increased risk of a stroke and I will share those with you as soon as possible. In the mean time, it may be good to become aware of what you eat; most of the trans fat contents and preservatives are listed on the packaging materials.

I am so glad we don't have to worry about how much of God's word we can take in daily. No matter how much it is, it is always healthy and benefits mind, body and soul!

Proverbs 3:8
It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.


Blogger jel said...

hi sis,
just stoped by to C how ya both were doing?


September 29, 2011 9:12 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

We are so busy and I am coming down with a cold. Yuck.

How are you?

God's Grace.

September 30, 2011 5:10 AM  

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