A kind of antioxidant in citrus fruits and tea has been linked with a lower ischemic stroke risk in women, according to new research. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's blood flow is blocked.
For the study, researchers found that the women who consumed the most flavonoids in their diets over a 14-year period had a 19% lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed the fewest flavonoids. Tea seemed to be the biggest source of flavonoids in the women's diets, followed by fruits like apples and oranges or orange juice.
Did you know that using barbells for lower body exercises lets you lift a substantial amount of weight. "The issue with dumbbells for exercises like squats and lunges is that grip strength is a limiting factor," says Schoenfeld. Because your lower body is generally much stronger than your upper body, your grip strength tends to give way long before your legs do. But using a barbell eliminates that problem. Read more