Among the many other unfair things in life, women are more likely than men to have a stroke and die from it. In fact, stroke kills more women than breast cancer.
However, reducing your risk of having a stroke is something you can do three times a day when you have a meal. A study shows that a diet rich in potassium can reduce an older woman’s risk of having a stroke. It can also lower your blood pressure, which can be linked to strokes.
By adding foods that are rich in potassium to your diet, you can improve your defenses against stroke. It also helps to reduce the number of processed foods you eat.
Granted, that’s not always easy for a woman trucker, especially if you are driving over the road. However, there are some foods you can stock up on while at home or grab at most truck stops. These include:
- orange juice
- unprocessed meats
- green, leafy vegetables like spinach
- winter squash
- sweet potatoes
- white beans
- pork tenderloin
- chicken breast
Of course, there are other things you can do to reduce your risk of having a stroke.