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Eat more white produce. Things like garlic, leeks, onions, apples, pears, bananas, cauliflower, and cucumbers. Research found that the people who eat the most white fruits and vegetables – or those with white flesh – have a 52% lower risk of stroke.

Why white-fleshed fruits and veggies are beneficial isn’t known. One theory is that those foods are high in dietary fiber and antioxidants, which lower blood pressure or cholesterol, and can protect brain blood vessels or prevent clots from forming. But before you OD on the white flesh of a POTATO – they’re not on the list, because they’re considered a starch, not a vegetable.