Study Shows Vitamin C Could Prevent a Stroke
Brain food – there’s a lot of buzz around ‘brain food,’ and vitamin C can certainly keep your brain healthy, so much that it could prevent a stroke. Start your day eating a breakfast that’s packed with Vitamin C. According to a recent French study this can reduce your risk of having one of the deadliest types of stroke.
In this French study 65 people with intracerebral hemorrhage, which is a stroke where blood vessels in the brain are ruptured, were compared to 65 healthy adults. What they found is those individuals that had suffered a intracerebral hemorrhage had lower vitamin C levels in their blood compared to the control group or healthy group who had normal levels of Vitamin C.
Researchers did not say that stroke can be caused by a lack of vitamin C but they did find a link. Here’s why more vitamin C can be helpful. It is a powerful antioxidant that will help to remove the plaque that builds up in the arteries. If you don’t have enough vitamin C it is linked to high blood pressure, which is also a risk factor associated with brain hemorrhage. C also builds collagen, which helps to support blood vessels.
Researchers say since the evidence isn’t clear that vitamin C supplements will lower your risk of having a stroke, it’s best to get your vitamin C from your food sources. In fact, a diet high in vitamin C has been shown to reduce your risk of stroke by at least 19 percent.
For men and women the recommended dose of vitamin C daily is 90 milligrams, which is the equivalent of 1 1/2 cups of chopped kale or 120 mg of kale or 1 cup of strawberries or 98 mg of strawberries. There is proof that you may want to eat a higher number of foods that are rich in vitamin C, because a recent Oregon State University study indicates that the recommended dose should be increased to 200 mg of vitamin C every day to prevent stroke, cancer and heart disease.
Top Foods for Vitamin C
#1 Red and Green Hot Chili Peppers
Green hot chili peppers are perfected added to sauces and soups to spice things up and they provide more vitamin C than any other food. Every 100 gram serving offers 242.5mg of vitamin C.
Different varieties of guavas have different amounts of vitamin C. Every 100 gram serving offers 228mg of vitamin C in the highest amount.
#3 Bell Peppers
Bell peppers are a staple of pizza and pasta sauce and the sweet bell pepper packs a powerful punch when it comes to vitamin C. The amount of vitamin C depends on the color of the bell peppers. Every 100 gram serving offers offers 184mg maximum.
#4 Dark Leafy Greens Like Mustard Greens and Kale
Dark leafy green contain high amounts of calcium and vitamin C. Every 100 gram serving offers offers 120 mg of vitamin C.
#5 Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower
Every 100 gram serving of Broccoli provides 89mg of vitamin C. Every 100 gram serving of raw cauliflower provides 46mg of vitamin C and every 100 gram serving of raw brussles sprouts provides 75mg of vitamin C.
In addition to Vitamin C reducing the risk of stroke, healthy eating, regular exercise, adequate sleep, an HGH supplement like Genf20 plus and reduced stress can all play a role in keeping you healthy and that reduces your risk of stroke.