Eat an Onion a Day to Keep Strokes Away

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Hi, Dr. Oz here with a pungent way to prevent strokes. Eat more onions, in fact you might be surprised at the many health benefits of onions. They are brimming with antioxidant flavonols and recent research suggest that these aliums could slash your stroke risk by as much as 20%. Onions tame inflammation and that translates into lower risk of stroke inducing blood clots, flavonols also appear to relax and dilate blood vessels another buffer against strokes.

You can also get tasty flavonols fixes from apples, raspberry, dark leafy greens or berries. Cooking onions make them less pungent as well. Here's a chef's trick to soften the bite of sliced raw onions. Soak them in ice water for 15 minutes, then drain and pat them dry before topping them into a salad.

I'm Dr. Oz, for more great ways to nourish your health check out all of our smart tips.