30 Days, 30 Ways to a Healthy Heart

Boost your heart health this month -- and beyond -- with these expert tips (31 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Feb 1, 2012 at 11:31AM

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30 Days, 30 Ways to a Healthy Heart

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Eat White Fruits & Veggies

An apple a day really can keep the doctor away -- and so can pears, bananas, cauliflower and mushrooms. According to a new study published in the medical journal Stroke, consuming fruits and vegetables with white flesh can lower your risk of stroke by 52 percent. The study followed participants over a 10-year period, and found that for every 25 grams of white-fleshed produce consumed, subjects lowered their stroke risk by 9 percent. Since one apple is about 120 grams, eating one a day can bring your risk down significantly.

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