Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok.
The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re
often found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Minster Chiropractic Center does not
mind a bit. A healthy Minster chiropractic treatment plan includes
them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables filled
with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect
time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your Minster chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. We
humans consume these fruits and vegetables and gain much
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support
the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent
disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of are
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Minster Chiropractic Center reminds that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
Minster CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Minster farmers and backyard gardeners
are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans abound! Seize the opportunity to take
in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer
risk, support heart and eyesight health, protect
skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and
citrus fruits in reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper
and magnesium to support brain function, cellular damage repair,
and bone health. All that in so few calories loaded
with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few
calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate,
riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium,
phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do
not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies.
Minster Chiropractic Center can’t think of a better way to complement
your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go together well!
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they describe their successful
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients recover.
Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment
today. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders
that can only boost your healthy chiropractic treatment