Dutch scientists have given us yet another reason to enjoy an apple (or a pear) a day. In a study that followed over 20,000 adults for a 10-year period, those who consumed the most “white-fleshed” fruits and veggies were 52 percent less likely to have a stroke vs. those consuming the least. The specific fruits and veggies in this anti-stroke brigade were: apples, pears, bananas, cauliflower, cucumbers and chicory. Fruits and veggies with colored flesh were not related to stroke in this study. And sorry if you love your mashed potatoes or french fries because potatoes were considered a starch and not a veggie for this evaluation (and Dr. Ann agrees!).
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