Fernandina Beach Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

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!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Fernandina Beach 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 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!

CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Listen to this PODCAST 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.

Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment soon. 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."