Vitamin C found in fruits such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries can reduce risk of hemorrhagic stroke according to a study released at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Strokes are caused by clots or hemorrhages. The latter, although rare, occur in the brain and are frequently fatal. They are linked with a breakdown in vessel walls. Vitamin-C rich foods contain flavonoids that strengthen the fine capillaries and veins of the body.
The study involved 130 people who had experienced an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke or blood vessel rupture inside the brain or did not. Persons with depleted vitamin were at highest risk.
Yet with these facts, less than one third of Americans consume two or more servings of fruits daily, and the percentage eating two or more servings of veggies is even smaller. In maintaining a balanced diet and prevention from disease remember to include fruits and veggies into your daily diet.
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