Vitamin C-rich foods could cut stroke risk

February 17, 2014 3:27:09 PM PST
There's a new reason to eat lots of oranges, strawberries, and broccoli. It could help ward off a deadly form of stroke.

We're talking about strokes caused by bleeding in the brain.

As a nurse, I can tell you they're not as common as strokes caused by blood clots, but you are less likely to survive one.

Now a new study being presented in Philadelphia in April suggests eating foods packed with vitamin C cuts the chance of having this type of stroke.

Blood tests show patients who had a bleeding stroke also had very LOW levels of vitamin C compared to people who didn't have a stroke.

Doctors think it might help reduce blood pressure.

This gives us even more reason to eat healthy!