Eating potassium-rich foods such as sweet potatoes and spinach may reduce stroke risk in postmenopausal women. Researchers found that women ages 50 to 79 who had the most potassium in their diets were 21 percent likely to suffer a stroke than women who ate less potassium; a diet high in this mineral may be important for helping to maintain normal blood pressure. Other potassium-rich foods include bananas, white beans, pomegranates and fish.

Source: Remedy’s Healthy Living Winter 2014