The researchers pointed out that eating a banana for breakfast, eating a banana at noon, and eating a banana at night can provide enough potassium to reduce the brain’s chance of forming a blood clot by 21%.
According to the Daily Mail, studies have shown that stroke can be avoided by eating other potassium-rich foods such as spinach, nuts, milk, fish and lentils. Although previous studies have shown that bananas can affect blood pressure control and prevent stroke, the results are not consistent.
In the latest study, scientists analyzed 11 different studies – dating back to the mid-1960s, which combined the following results: about 1600 mg of potassium per day, less than 3,500 mg of recommended daily intake in the UK. Half, but still enough to reduce one-fifth of the risk of stroke.
A banana with an average of 500 mg of potassium can help lower blood pressure and control the body’s moisture balance. Too little potassium intake can lead to irregular heart rate, irritability, nausea and diarrhea.
Researchers at Warwick University and the University of Naples believe that the potassium intake of citizens in many countries is far below the recommended daily intake.
If consumers can eat more potassium-rich foods and reduce their salt intake, the number of people who die from strokes worldwide can be reduced by more than one million each year.