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Eat those vegetables and fruit to lower risk of stroke

Risk factors for stroke include older age and heredity. Lifestyle choices are also risk factors, such as smoking cigarettes, poor diet and physical inactivity (American Stroke Association). To better understand the results of a new study looking at the relationship between stroke risk and eating fruits and vegetables, it’s helpful to translate grams to food servings. This is approximate. One medium apple or orange, two small apricots, one cup of sweet corn or one cup of cooked green or orange vegetables are approximately equivalent to 150 grams (Gofor2&5 Australia).

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