According to scientists, eat three bananas a day can reduce the risk of stokes.
Bananas for breakfast, welcome lunch and dinner will provide adequate potassium to reduce the likelihood of blood clots in the brain about 21%.
The discovery was made by scientists from Britain and Italy. This gives people who are at risk of stroke, a new option that is rich in potassium intake in addition to spinach, nuts, and fish.
Although some previous studies say that the banana is important to control blood pressure and prevent stokes, the results are not always consistent. However, new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the scientists analyzed data from 11 different studies since the era of the ’60s and combined to obtain overall results.
They found daily potassium intake of 1.600mg or less than half the recommended daily amount of potassium for adults at 3.500mg. The amount is enough to reduce the risk of stroke more than a fifth.
The average banana contains 500 mg of potassium can lower blood pressure and controlling body fluid balance.
Scientists from the University of Warwick and Naples said the intake of potassium in most countries is far below the recommended daily amount. Meanwhile, too little potassium can cause irritability, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and diarrhea.
But if you eat foods rich in potassium and reducing salt consumption, the global annual death rate due to stroke can be reduced more than one million per year.
Scientists said in a report, “It can reduce many as 1.155 million deaths from stroke each year on a global scale.”
“High blood pressure is the biggest driving factor of stroke, and studies have shown that potassium can help lower blood pressure,” said one spokesperson for the Stroke Association.