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

September 01, 2020

It’s summer harvest time in the US. The garden abundance 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 knows what to do with. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers urges Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to appreciatively take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers welcomes all of these benefits!


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s hard to detach these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so nutrient rich, 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 flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are reported to also be anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Baton Rouge chiropractor urges you to enjoy 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 explains how she helps a patient with back pain after undergoing back surgery find 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 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Sharing and enjoying the ample summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your appreciation for gardeners!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health!