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

It’s summer harvest time in the US. The garden abundance is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one passionate gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Fortunately for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to appreciatively take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and eat them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Spine & Sports Rehab Center embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s difficult to detach these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are so full of nutrients, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To boost absorption of lycopene, enjoy tomatoes with some tasty, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a little more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Plus, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout 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 determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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