1. Bump Up Your Fiber
Eating a diet high in fiber helps to prevent stroke because of its role in lowering cholesterol and maintaining a healthy weight. Most of us don’t get enough fiber. Current recommendations suggest 25-30 grams of fiber each day from food, but the average daily intake among Americans hovers at about 15 grams.
The best way to get more fiber from food is to eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, brown rice, and seeds. Popcorn is an excellent high-fiber treat (minus the movie-theater butter).
It’s worth it because studies show that stroke risk goes down by 7% for every additional 7 grams of fiber consumed each day.