Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

January 30, 2011

  • Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels
  • Meals after stroke

 Diet stroke
 The man, who suffered a stroke, have to change your diet. If before his diet was far from healthy (and it often leads to a stroke), the changes will be dramatic. Rejection of fat, too salty and sharp, not all come easily.

Diet man after a stroke is similar to the diet of a man who wants to avoid a stroke. The first thing to do is to make sure that other stroke-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure under control. Some drugs is not enough, and then comes to the aid of proper nutrition.

After a stroke, it is important to avoid very sweet, fatty, salty and spicy foods, foods high in sodium.

This will help to maintain normal blood sugar levels Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
 As well as to keep cholesterol at a safe level whenever possible to reduce the risk of a new stroke.

 Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

The Mediterranean diet

On the Mediterranean diet has long spoken of as an excellent means of preventing heart disease. With it you can also deal with their consequences. Due to such human diet in quantity get healthy fats, particularly those found in fish and olive oil; therein at least unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol.

Fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables - all this forms the basis of the Mediterranean diet and is very useful for people recovering from a stroke.

 Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

Other recommendations

Folic acid, potassium and fiber are very helpful for heart health, and doctors strongly recommend that they include rich foods in the diet of people after stroke. This, for example, oranges, broccoli, asparagus and lentils. Generally, the more fruits and whole grains will use the patient, the better.

Just give up meat is not necessary, but it was not greasy or fried.

 Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

And if you have no appetite?

Some people after a stroke vary the taste (and not necessarily drawn to their healthy food), others do not want anything at all, sometimes even think about eating unpleasant. Because of this, a patient may be very slim and even collide with the effects of the lack of nutrients in the body, which is particularly dangerous after stroke.

Refusing food is by no means impossible.

To meals were less unpleasant, you need to have several small meals a day. If you find it hard to swallow, mash, soups, drink more fluids. Do not eat too cold or hot food. Do not force yourself to swallow, if you feel that you can not have. In this case it is better as soon as possible to seek help from a doctor.

 Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

A few rules

After a stroke meal can be difficult and will take much longer than usual. This should be ready by the patient and those who will look after him. It is necessary to give the patient vitamin supplements, especially the first time after the stroke, when he can eat food only in very small quantities.

The patient should be as detailed as possible to explain why it took so change its diet. If he knows how dangerous is the wrong food, it will be easier to put up with restrictions. This does not mean that you need to bully him dire consequences of failure to follow the doctor's instructions. It is necessary to convince him gently as possible and let it looks as if he decided to start eating right.

 Diet stroke - how to maintain the health of blood vessels

General principles of food for stroke

Any special diets have stroke, but, nevertheless, the food in this case is of great importance. Power combined with moderate exercise and proper rest are able to fully restore the condition of patients with stroke and prevent its recurrence. So, what are the recommendations? They are very simple: fit the recommendations of the World Health Organization for a balanced diet. The menu should be enough proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The basis of a balanced diet make vegetables, cereals, lean meat and fish, low-fat dairy products, seafood, vegetable oils (but a little butter as necessary).

Essential Fatty sea (but not the river) fish (salmon, tuna, herring, sardines), because it in large quantities contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are actively involved in all biochemical reactions that occur in the body as they contain good cholesterol. As a result, activation of metabolic processes, reduces the amount of harmful cholesterol (which is composed of a atherosclerotic plaques). In marine fish also it contains phosphorus, which improves metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in brain tissue.

All vegetables are helpful, but in diseases of the brain are particularly indicated dish of cabbage, beets and spinach - they improve the biochemical reactions that occur in the brain. These vegetables can be used as a raw or cooked form. Cabbage is good and fresh as a salad and pickled and stewed. From fresh beet salad can also be prepared by rubbing it on a small grater and seasoned vegetable oil or low-fat sour cream. But some people can not tolerate raw beets, then it must boil or stew - the useful properties of this does not diminish.

No less useful fresh fruits and berries, but here our brain has its own preferences. The most useful for the brain are considered berries cranberries Cranberries for health and beauty  Cranberries for health and beauty
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 . These berries have a very active antioxidant properties - they "fight" free radicals, very harmful and very active molecules without one electron. They tend to pick up the electrons from other molecules, which leads to the destruction of cells and various diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Cranberries and blueberries actively fight free radicals.

From the menu should be excluded forever (just accustom yourself at will, over time it becomes a habit), fatty meat, oily river fish, fried, spicy, smoked or salted food, canned food, sweets and baking.

Particular attention to the menu of stroke patients should be given to salt. That salt entering the liquid portion of blood draws fluid into the blood vessels from the surrounding tissue. As a result, blood pressure rises and the blood vessel wall, weakened by various vascular diseases, can not sustain and burst. So the first time after a stroke can be prepared without all the salt, and then only slightly add some salt food.

Diet stroke is important, but it should not abide a while, and the rest of his life.