Elderly women should eat broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts to reduce risk of stroke

Women who eat broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts are less likely to suffer strokes

By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail

Women who eat broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts are less likely to suffer strokes, research shows.

Those who ate three or more portions of any types of these vegetables a day had much healthier blood vessels.

The study also found that the ‘cruciferous’ group vegetables were particularly beneficial.

These include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, turnips, sprouts, bok choi and greens.

The study, by Australian researchers, looked at the thickness of their carotid arteries, a major blood vessel in the neck.

If this is above a certain thickness it can restrict the blood flow to the brain and increase the risk of a stroke.

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