Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are
manytimes used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No problem! Palmer Chiropractic Center doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed
with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the perfect
time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Lynchburg chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We
humans eat 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 probably heard of are
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.
Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Lynchburg 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, reinforce heart and eyesight health, safeguard
skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just reported
on 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 just a 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, a cup of zucchini delivers
24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Palmer Chiropractic Center can’t think of a better way to support
your body’s health! 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 effective
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients recover.
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
soon. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels
that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment