Have a healthy diet for the care and relief of Stroke
Effectiveness: 3.2Popularity: 5
Why it works: Healthy food habits help reduce poor cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and excess weight. Diets high in saturated fat and trans fat can raise blood cholesterol levels. Diets high in sodium can contribute to increased blood pressure, and high-calorie diets can contribute to obesity. Diets high in sugar may cause atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
How it works: A diet rich in vegetables, including leafy greens, fruit and whole grains helps detoxify and regulate homocysteine in the blood. Vitamin C can prevent homocysteine from damaging arteries and veins. An adequate and balanced supply of the B vitamins (found, for example, in oatmeal, brown rice and whole grain wheat), folic acid, B6 and B12 in particular, is also essential to maintaing a balance in homocysteine blood levels. Potassium, found in bananas, beans, yogurt and spinach, among other fruits and vegetables, was linked to a reduced risk of stroke.
Some stroke survivors have a loss of appetite. For others, eating may be difficult due to swallowing problems or limited hand or arm movement. To make eating easier, choose healthy foods with stronger flavors, such as broiled fish and citrus fruits. Also, use spices instead of salt to add flavor to food. Choose colorful, visually appealing foods, such as salmon, carrots and dark green vegetables. Cut foods into small pieces to make them easier to chew. Pick softer, easier-to-chew foods, such as yogurt, bananas, whole-grain hot cereals and low sodium soups.
The self cure remedy of Have a healthy diet for the care and relief of Stroke has an effectiveness score of 3.2 and a popularity score of 5 on the self-cure system.