Citrus Fruits Cut Stroke Risk

27 May

Wedges of pink grapefruit, lime, and lemon, an...

The fruits contain antioxidants called flavanones, which have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.  Recent finding: Women who at the most citrus had 19% fewer ischemic strokes (the most common kind) than women who at the least.  The effect is likely to be similar in men.  Recommended:  Two servings of citrus a day – preferably whole fruit.  Juice also has flavanones but is high in calories and little fiber.

Source:  BottomLine Personal Volume 33, Number 9, May 1, 2012

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