Stroke Diet

Stroke diet is the diet which refers to foods or food groups that aid in alleviating the after effects of stroke or curb the onset of stroke. Scientists say that diet and stroke are inter related. Obesity and overweight are the established risk factors for stroke. The severity of stroke can be curbed up to a large extent with the help of foods that inhibit the markers that lead to the condition.


A well-balanced stroke diet is recommended for the recovery from the stroke, which keeps the blood pressure levels in check and also aids in weight balance. A diet rich in fiber and potassium are specifically recommended for recovering from stroke.


Diet for Stroke: Characteristics
A typical stroke diet aimed at curbing the onslaught of strokes should be enriched with:

  • Fruits and Vegetables: They contain antioxidants which aid in counteracting the damage from free radicals.  According to a British study, the people who regularly consume fruits are likely to reduce the severity of strokes by about 32%. Also a diet high on fruits and vegetables will help in preventing hemorrhage and stroke. This will also reduce likelihood of internal bleeding.
  • Fish: The fish’s rich in omega-3 such cold-water fish mackerel, salmon are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. The Dutch researchers found that people in Netherlands daily consume fish for food and lowers instance of strokes were observed in them when compared to non fish eaters.
  • Vitamins: Foods rich in Vitamin B is strongly recommended as a part of stroke diet. The Vitamin B aids in reducing the levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine is one compound which increases the chances of risk and cardiovascular disease too. Vegetables like pea, carrots, spinach, wheat germ and fishes should be consumed for the regular supply of Vitamin B.
  • Pottasium : Foods high in potassium are recommended as the part of the diet aimed at reducing stroke. The potassium is known to aid in prevention of blood pressure which is one of the prime stroke inducing factors. The risk of strokes can be lowered by incrementing the potassium intake. Foods like beans, whole grains, fish and poultry should be eaten in large amounts to gain dietary potassium.


Diet for Stroke: Food Restrictions
Some foods like should be avoided if a person is on stroke diet:

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Fatty foods
  • Alcohol

Stroke Diet Blogs

Scientists Establish Link Between Diet Soda And Heart Stroke

Scientists Establish Link Between Diet Soda And Heart Stroke On : 11-Feb-2011 By : oatmeal

Speculations about diet soda and heart stroke had been making rounds. But now American Stroke Assn.’s International Stroke Conference has confirmed the diet soda and heart stroke risk. Studies have come up with a shocking report about the relation between...

Study Accuses Southern Diet Of Causing Strokes

Study Accuses Southern Diet Of Causing Strokes On : 13-Feb-2013 By : FitGal

  You probably know it already that the deep fried foods, which are so popular in the Deep South, could be a risk to your heart but a new study has just confirmed your darkest fears. A diet rich in fried foods and sugary drinks spelt trouble...

Fried Fish May Be A Culprit For 'stroke Belt'

Fried Fish May Be A Culprit For 'stroke Belt' On : 05-Jan-2011 By : yummyyum

The rate of heart stroke witnessed in the southern states of America is much higher than that in the North, so much so that the southern region is nicknamed as ‘stroke belt’. After a detailed study, researchers say fried fish may be a culprit for...

High Cholesterol Need Not Cause Stroke!

High Cholesterol Need Not Cause Stroke! On : 01-Apr-2011 By : Antioxidant

  The new research verdict states ‘ high cholesterol need not cause stroke’ . Just when you thought you had your cholesterol problems all figured out, here is another big declaration to ruffle it. There may be a grain of truth in this...