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Change diet to reduce risk of stroke, heart attack

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Strokes are affecting more young Americans. It’s no longer a disease of the elderly and is the leading cause of death worldwide.

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and high blood pressure leads as the cause.

Health expert Karen Owoc explains how one particular change in your diet can reduce your risk.

Karen says eating foods high in compounds called NITRATES is a natural way to treat hypertension and reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Green Leafy Vegetables —The Powerful Protector

In a European study, researchers found that there are higher levels of nitrates in the leaves of these plants:

  1. Arugula
  2. Amaranth
  3. Lamb’s lettuce
  4. Rhubarb
  5. Cilantro
  6. Butter leaf lettuce

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