Minster Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

The rewards of the summer garden are plentiful! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Minster Chiropractic Center urges Minster chiropractic patients to gratefully take those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and eat them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Minster Chiropractic Center knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is difficult to detach these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, supplying vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that benefits cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, eat tomatoes with some delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Minster chiropractor urges you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay you!

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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the story of a patient with back pain after undergoing back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Minster chiropractic visit with Minster Chiropractic Center soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bounteous summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratitude for gardeners!

 
Minster Chiropractic Center urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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