Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok.
The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are
manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy Sitka chiropractic treatment plan includes
them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables filled
with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect
time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your Sitka chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We
humans eat 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 avert
disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for
Sitka CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Sitka farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take
in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer
risk, reinforce 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 support brain function, cellular damage repair,
and bone health. All that in just a few calories loaded
with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low
calories, high protein, lots of 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, improved skin. (5) Do
not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka cannot think of a better way to complement
your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go a long way together!
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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 illustrate their successful
incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
now. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders
that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment