Baton Rouge Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

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!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

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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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 incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients recover.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. We 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 plan.

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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