9. Dark chocolate
And…the best is yet to come, because eating dark chocolate can cut your risk of stroke. While we all know that milk chocolate is high in sugar and fats, the high amount of cacao in dark chocolate has actually been found to have some great stroke-fighting benefits—namely, flavonoids.
As a matter of fact, a study found that individuals who ate three servings of dark chocolate per week saw a drop in stroke risk compared to people who didn’t eat any. However, before going to the grocery store to stock up on dark chocolate, you should know that the study also found that, for people who ate more than three servings, there was no significant change in stroke risk. That’s why the study authors recommended consuming it in moderation for maximum health benefits!