Eating oranges and grapefruit could cut your risk of stroke, claim researchers.
the whole fruit and breakfast juices appear to protect against having a
‘brain attack’, probably due to their high content of a certain type of
study looked at citrus fruit for the first time, rather than a range of
fruit and vegetables which have been linked to stroke protection.
The study involved thousands of women
taking part in the ongoing Nurses’ Health Study in the US, but experts
believe the benefits may also apply to men.
year in the UK, approximately 120,000 people have a stroke and 20-30
per cent die within a month, while 300,000 people are living with
disabilities as a result.
research team based at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia investigated the strength of protection from flavonoids, a class
of antioxidant compounds present in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate
and red wine.
Source - Daily Mail