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The One Reason Why Vegans Don't Have Strokes

High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Vegan

While there are many diseases that are associated with having a stroke, there is one cause, and the natural remedy is a vegan diet.


Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. Nearly three-quarters o fall strokes occur in people over the age of 65 according to Stroke Statistics.

Many Diseases Are Associated With Stroke

There are numerous risk factors for stroke according to the American Heart Association. These include advanced age, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation, smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, family history, chronic kidney disease, obesity, coronary heart disease, sleep apnea, and depression. All of these diseases have one thing in common -- thick blood.

Thick Blood Causes Strokes

Thick blood is the leading cause of strokes or tissue and organ damage according to Hopkins Medical Center. Thick blood is often characterized as lack of energy (fatigue) or weakness, headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, visual disturbances, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, heavy menstrual periods, and bruising.

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Meat Causes Strokes

The most blood-thickening food is protein, particularly if it is derived from an animal source. This includes, meat, poultry, fatty fish, eggs and dairy.

Research published in the journal Circulation confirms that increased meat consumption has been shown to correlate with increased stroke risk. In one pooled analysis of just two cohort studies, for every additional meat serving (100 g) consumed per day, there was a 24% increased risk of ischemic stroke.

Other research published in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, have found that consuming three servings of fish per week is inversely correlated with stroke. Egg consumption has been found in some research to weakly trend toward lower stroke risk for an increment of one egg per day. Dairy has an inconsistent relationship to stroke, but one meta-analysis has found an inverse relationship between total dairy consumption and stroke.

Vegans Do Not Have Thickened Blood

Various foods have been studied in relation to stroke risk, though the research is relatively limited and inconsistent. Nevertheless, fruit and vegetable consumption has been found to be protective. The protective relationship seems to be slightly stronger with fruit than with vegetable consumption. The benefit found with fruit and vegetable consumption is consistent with several studies and meta-analyses that found an inverse correlation between the consumption of various nutrients in fruits and vegetables, including dietary folate vitamin C, flavonol, fiber and stroke risk, according to research published https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18988909 in the Journal Stoke.

Undeniably, according to more research published in the journal JAMA, consumption of vegetarian diets is associated with lower blood pressure. Such diets, according to the research, could be a useful nonpharmacologic means for thinning the blood and reducing blood pressure.