Here’s more evidence that a small change can make a big difference in your health.
A major study concluded that one simple nutrient might be the key to preventing the most common type of stroke.
If you know someone who’s had a stroke, you know the after-effects can be devastating. And people with diabetes are at higher risk.
But this study showed that you can easily offset your stroke risk. Simply by eating more foods rich in magnesium.
The research comes from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Researchers sifted through a huge amount of data. Seven studies involving 6,477 cases of stroke and 241,378 people. They found that it only took 100 mg of magnesium per day to reduce stroke risk.
But it’s actually a good idea to get more than that. Magnesium is involved in just about every important process in the body. So it’s crucial to make sure you’re getting enough. The best way to do that is by taking a multivitamin that contains magnesium. And it never hurts to eat more spinach, beans, almonds, pine nuts, cashews, halibut, quinoa (a whole grain), and avocado. All of them are good sources of magnesium. And all of them are delicious.