Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Stroke has become a rising pandemic that has begun to plague this generation. The patients who are getting strokes are lowering in age. Strokes occur when the blood vessels in the brain are blocked by due to a clot or a rupture, and this leads to certain clinical symptoms such as inability to speak clearly (aphasia), complete paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis) and in the worst of cases, even death.
The brain consists of 87 billion neurons and close to a trillion supporting cells that are called glial cells; all of this requires billions of vascular tributaries. The brain, in fact, is the most vascular organ in the body and is by far one of the hardest working organs. This means that the damage to microvessels can lead to debilitating after-effects that will carry on till the rest of your life. The risk of such an event happening increases as a result of poor diet, unhealthy behaviors like smoking and intake of alcohol.
If you are looking for a quick fix; a medication, then chances are that the root cause of the stroke is not being addressed. If the engine is faulty, you won’t spray the car’s body to make it look better.
Lowering blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure is an important step when it comes to preventing stroke. Low cholesterol is associated with a lowered risk of heart diseases and stroke- eating a plant-based diet that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol automatically fixes this issue.
Rather than spending a fortune on medication and over-the-counter medication that give a temporary fix, sort the underlying problem. Plant-based recipes are the answer to this ailment!
Eating Healthy To Reverse The Damage
Eating healthy will, for the most part, reverse the damage that is done to your system. Include into your diet, foods that are rich in plants, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, fruits and omega 3 fatty acids. You would want to remove animal meats and its related products from your diet entirely; this includes dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt.
Cut out the consumption of saturated fats and refined sugars, too. Your body has access to all of the vitamins, proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates via a plant-based diet. The only exception would be vitamin B12- you can have supplements to make up for the lack of this one particular vitamin.