Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok.
The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re
manytimes used in dishes thought to be vegetable
based. No problem! Spine & Sports Rehab Center doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right along with 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 any rate is the perfect
time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Baton Rouge 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 issues. We
humans eat these fruits and vegetables and gain much
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients keep the body in good working shape and help avert
disease. Phytonutrients you have probably heard of include
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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.
Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Baton Rouge farmers and backyard gardeners
are generously giving away their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer
risk, sustain 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 decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper
and magnesium to shore up brain function, cellular damage repair,
and bone health. All that in so few calories packed with some 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 is
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.
Spine & Sports Rehab 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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Michael Johnson as they describe their successful
incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders
that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment