The steak and peppers cure for deadly stroke
I may have come into this world needing someone to shovel peas and mush into my mouth, but I'll be damned if I'm going out that way. Let's face it -- we all know someone who was chipping away on the golf course one second, and a drooling, wheelchair-bound mess the next.
And it was all thanks to a sudden, crippling stroke.
I take my independence seriously, and I bet you do, too. That's why I'm protecting my brain and slashing my stroke risk the best way I know how -- by chowing down on a delicious T-bone steak smothered in butter and peppers every chance I get.
That steady supply of fat keeps my brain humming and my waistline trim, while the fresh peppers are positively loaded with one of the greatest natural stroke fighters you'll find on planet Earth.
A new French study has just concluded that vitamin C, which you'll find in foods like peppers, broccoli, and citrus fruits, could slash your risk of suffering the deadliest form of stroke. Researchers found 65 unfortunate souls who had suffered from hemorrhagic stroke, a potentially deadly brain bleed, and compared them to healthy subjects. Almost without exception, stroke sufferers were low on vitamin C.
And that's no surprise to me. Vitamin C is essential for maintaining healthy blood vessels.
So the next time some health nut tries to drag you onto a treadmill or force a kale smoothie down your throat in the name of preventing a stroke, do yourself a favor and grill up a steak sandwich with all the trimmings instead. It might make his brain explode, but it will do a bang-up job protecting yours.