The higher the intake of antioxidants in Swedish women, the lower the chance of stroke. Women with no history of cardiovascular disease at baseline showed a 17% lower risk of stroke when they consumed the highest amounts antioxidant-rich foods compared with the lowest amounts. In women with cardiovascular disease, those consuming the most antioxidant foods experienced a 57% reduction in stroke risk compared to those eating the least.
PositiveTip: Fruits and vegetables are the richest source of dietary antioxidants. Consume plenty of them each day.