Although it is well known that frequent consumption of a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is very important, people can omit dietary changes, also known as occasional snacks.
Excessive consumption of foods such as biscuits, pastries, cakes and chocolate can lead to elevated cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and the risk of stroke. In conclusion, replacing the usual snacks with sugar and salt is a reliable way to improve health and reduce risk. Researchers say olives may be one of the best options among these snack alternatives.
According to data published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, olives have been found to reduce the risk of stroke. This is because they contain high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids.
In addition, the olive has a structure that can prevent cognitive retardation. Greater consumption of monounsaturated fats allows you to improve memory and other cognitive functions in the elderly.
Olives and olive oil have the ability to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 40% and strengthen mental health. To do this, it can offer a great variation of 3-5 olives a day as a snack or olive oil that you use in salads.
These oils have also been found to reduce the overall risk of stroke, death and cardiovascular disease. Monounsaturated fats can also lower harmful LDL cholesterol. While the results of the study are positive, more research is needed to assess specific sources and cardiovascular risk, the researchers said.
In addition to poor diet, other factors can increase the risk of stroke, such as the following. Particularly harmful consumption habits and lifestyles, such as inaction, are also a major factor in this regard.
Poor treatment of underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation also plays a role. Meanwhile, some intestinal bacteria may also play a role in the risk and severity of stroke.
Researchers have also recently obtained evidence to suggest that the gut microbiome may play a role in cardiovascular disease. The intestinal microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. How this condition arises can determine a person’s risk and response to various conditions.
From the Saint Pau Research Institute, Dr. Michael Lledos said of the study that they identified new bacterial taxa associated with a higher risk of stroke severity. We hope that by understanding this complex part of the immune system, doctors can prevent stroke and improve recovery after a stroke.
Lledos said the discovery could prevent a stroke and accelerate neurological recovery in the future by examining the intestinal microflora, saying it raises exciting expectations.