In a review of 11 published studies including 247,510 adults, researchers concluded that consuming potassium rich foods was associated with significant stroke prevention. People who consumed 1.64 grams or more of potassium a day (equivalent to 5 servings of fruits and veggies) were 21 percent less likely to have a stroke than those getting the least.
Eating lots of potassium rich foods has also been associated with lower blood pressure, less heart attacks, and less type 2 diabetes. Thankfully there are numerous potassium-rich foods to enjoy including many that provide more potassium than a banana.
What you can do: Eat more potassium-rich foods:
(Journal of American College of Cardiology Online, March 2011)