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How to fight strokes with food

A magnesium-rich diet may lower your risk of a stroke.

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Here’s another great reason to eat lots of leafy greens:
A magnesium-rich diet may lower your risk of a stroke. After compiling 45 years of studies on over 240,000 people, researchers found that for every extra 100 mg of magnesium people eat a day, their risk of having a blood-clot-induced stroke fell by nearly 10 percent.

Bottom line:

Fill your diet with natural sources of magnesium like beans, nuts, whole grains, arugula and spinach. Women should get 310 to 320 mg a day.

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