What can I do to reduce the risk of a Stroke?

  • Eat at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. This can reduce your risk of stroke by up to 30%.
  • Eat any type of fish at least once a month (and ideally once or twice a week).
  • Limit your sugar consumption to 60g a day (the equivalent of 12 teaspoons). For example avoid fizzy drinks (which often contain a lot of sugar)
  • Cut down the amount of fat in your diet and replace ‘bad fats’ with ‘good fats.’
  • Limit salt to a teaspoon a day (or 6g). This means avoiding the hidden salt found in some ready-made and processed foods.
  • Eat wholegrains – like wholegrain breads, wholegrain breakfast cereals, wholemeal pasta and brown rice, as well as oats, oat bran, oatmeal and barley.
  • Be physically active and avoid smoking