Sunday, July 17, 2011

Get used to eat 3 bananas a day

Who does not know this fruit. Yellow oval shaped and are often used as a friend for coffee or tea. Bananas, not only filling but also very healthy. If you rarely eat bananas, from now on try to eat this fruit regularly. According to scientists, eat three bananas a day can reduce stroke risk. Banana for breakfast, lunch and opening night will provide adequate potassium to reduce the likelihood of blood clots in the brain around 21%.

The discovery was made by scientists from England and Italy. This gives people who are at risk of stroke intake of new options that are rich in potassium than spinach, nuts, and fish.
Although some previous studies say that the banana is important for controlling blood pressure and preventing stroke, the results are not always consistent. However, new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology have scientists analyzed data from 11 different studies since the era of the '60s and combined to obtain the overall result.

They found daily potassium intake of 1.600mg or less than half the recommended daily amount of potassium for adults at 3.500mg. The amount is enough to reduce the risk of stroke more than a fifth.
The average banana contains 500 mg of potassium can lower blood pressure and controlling body fluid balance.

Scientists from the University of Warwick and Naples said the intake of potassium in most countries well below the recommended daily amount. Meanwhile, too little potassium can lead to irritability, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and diarrhea.
But if you eat foods rich in potassium and reducing salt intake, the global annual death rate from stroke can be reduced by more than one million per year.
Scientist says in its report, "It can reduce many as 1.155 million deaths from stroke each year on a global scale."

"High blood pressure is biggest stroke driving factor, and this research has shown that potassium can help lower blood pressure," said one spokesman for the Stroke Association.

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