When it comes to your risk of stroke, some things – like your genetics – are out of your control. But your diet can have a major impact on your risk, says the Australian Government Department of Health. Eating foods high in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol can raise your cholesterol. Diets high in fat and kilojoules can lead to obesity. Too much sodium can increase your blood pressure. All these factors can put you at greater risk of having a stroke. Plus, different nutrients can also have an impact on your chances of heart problems. Here’s a look at foods you can add to your diet that are good for your heart and can help cut your risk of stroke.
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