8 Foods That Can Lower Stroke Risk

2. Citrus Fruits

Good news, ladies… eating an orange or grapefruit can lower your chance of having a stroke, according to an article from LiveScience. The source cites a study that found women who “ate the most citrus fruit” lowered their risk of an ischemic stroke (when blood flow to the brain is blocked) by 19-percent.

The article notes previous research has showed that flavanoids present in citrus fruits (and other food items that will appear in this article) have some health benefits, but not all sources of them seem to be associated with lowered stroke risk. Citrus fruits have a subcategory of flavanoids called flavanones that the study found to be most beneficial when it comes to avoiding stroke, it adds.

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