Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and approximately 700,000 new or recurrent strokes occur each year. Fortunately, you can control some of your risk factors by eating a healthier diet.
This video explores how potassium can protect against the occurrence of stroke. According to studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a 1,600 mg per day higher potassium intake was associated with a 21% lower risk of stroke. These findings support recommendations for higher consumption of potassium-rich foods, like fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes, oranges, beet greens, beans, and dates are all great sources of potassium and should be included in your diet.
For more information about stroke prevention and treatment, contact the dedicated stroke unit at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota by calling (888) 685-1596. The Doctors Hospital Stroke Center has been certified by the Joint Commission, demonstrating that our program complies with the highest national standards for safety and patient care. Visit our website to read all about our trained stroke team, serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties.