A fresh avocado cut in halfA stroke is not something you want to have, everybody can agree on that. That’s why this research, including 90,137 women between the ages of 50 and 75 years, is so interesting(Seth A, et al. 2014).
The participants were followed for an average of 11 years and the researchers investigated if dietary potassium would reduce the risk of stroke.
The average intake of potassium was 2611 mg per day, and the women who’s potassium intake was in the highest quartile had a lower risk of stroke, as well as all-cause mortality.
How can you easily increase your potassium intake?
You have probably heard that bananas have a lot of potassium, but they are also very sweet and will elevate your blood sugar quite high if you eat a lot of them.
Avocados on the other hand will not raise your blood sugar and has even more potassium. If you eat an avocado a day not only will you increase your potassium level, but you will probably also find that your skin gets softer.