Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are
often used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No problem! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan includes
them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As
long as you enjoy 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 opportune
time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We
humans consume these fruits and vegetables and benefit
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients keep the body in good working shape and help prevent
disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of are
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic purports that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Fernandina Beach farmers and backyard gardeners
are generously giving away their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans are plentiful! 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, 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 serve
up 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 loaded
with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low
calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate,
riboflavin and thiamin) as well as manganese, magnesium,
phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, a cup of zucchini provides
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That is
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do
not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can’t think of a better way to support
your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go a long way together!
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with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they illustrate their effective
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients recover.
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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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment