Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Everyone knows what stroke is. But, do you know that stroke is the leading cause of adult disability?
In Singapore, 3.65% of the resident population has had a stroke in the past, and there are 26 new stroke cases every day.
According to research, 63% of stroke patients have some disability at three months. Also, it is the fourth most common cause of death, accounting for more than 10% of all deaths.
This should be taken seriously and we need to start thinking about the prevention of stroke.
There is actually an easy way to prevent stroke, which is a healthy eating habit. A healthy eating habit means we have to eat something good for our body and eat them correctly. So, let’s talk about the foods that can help to prevent stroke.
Foods that are good to prevent stroke...
Gastrodia (Tian Ma) 天麻
Gastrodia is a herb that can treat stroke, meridian hand and foot disorder, limb numbness, spasm, convulsions, etc. It can also activate and repair damaged brain cells and improve cognitive impairment.
Solomonseal Rhizome (Yu Zhu) 玉竹
Solomonseal Rhizome can strengthen the heart, lower blood sugar, expand the coronary arteries, increase coronary blood flow, lower blood lipids, and anti-atherosclerosis, which can help to prevent bacterial invasion, reduce phlegm, relieve cough, and prevent stroke.
Polygonum (He Shou Wu) 何首乌
Polygonum is famous among herbs as it brings about many positive effects to our body. It can prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, delay aging, prevent atherosclerosis, and strengthen the brain and improve intelligence. With all these functions, it can reduce the chance of suffering stroke as well.
Black Fungus 黑木耳