Three bananas a day help in preventing a stroke

Scientists claim that consuming one banana three times a day – in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening – provides sufficient quantity of potassium to decrease the risk of cerebral hemorrhage approximately by 21%.

British and Italian scientists, who conducted the study, say that other products rich in potassium (spinach, nuts, milk, fish and lentil), may also prevent thousand of stroke events.

During the investigation published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology, scientists have analyzed data from eleven different studies, first of which were conducted in mid 60s. They have found out that consuming 1,600 mg of potassium a day, which is less than a half of the recommended dose, was enough to decrease the risk of a stroke by more than by 20%.

An average banana contains approximately 500 mg of potassium, which helps in reducing blood pressure and controls balance of the liquid in the organism. Lack of potassium may cause irregular heart beat, irritability, nausea and diarrhea.

 

Adopted from: Daily Mail