Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are additionally packed with nutritional
benefit and have the approval of Minster Chiropractic Center
as extras in the Minster treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is key to many of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” benefits our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers reported that the higher consumption
of total flavonoids was associated with lower
odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include
strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure
of one particular type of strawberry, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing
and delaying the creation of certain factors that are linked
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us want to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone
formation which results in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a greater
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share
research like this with our Minster female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Minster
chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding
that eating strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often accompany
aging, so we want to be wise as we age and take
care of our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
Minster chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available
whiteners that have hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Minster Chiropractic Center is confident that our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your Minster chiropractic
appointment today. Bring a few strawberries! We
will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you use that benefits you.
See you soon!