Bananas have many benefits for older women

A study has shown that women who have lost their vitality in old age can reduce their risk of stroke by eating ripe bananas.

Research shows that a diet high in potassium can reduce the Stroke illness by up to a quarter. A total of 90,137 women aged 50 to 79 have participated in this research for 11 years. Participants in the study were initially free of arrhythmias and had an average daily intake of 2611 mg of potassium.

The World Health Organization recommends that women should consume 3510 milligrams or more of potassium per day. Only 16.6 percent of participants in this study consumed or exceeded potassium intake in their daily diet. The results of the study are published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers say a medium-sized banana contains 430 milligrams of potassium

The study showed that women who ate plenty of potassium were 10 percent less likely to die prematurely than those who did not eat potassium.  Head of the study, Sylvia Wetze of Albert Einston Medical School in New York, says our findings suggest that women need to eat more potassium.  Fast food does not contain potassium. Potatoes, Sweet potato, bananas, and green beans are rich in potassium. Researchers have shown that eating bananas can prevent stroke in women who have lost their energy as they grow older.

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