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Auburn Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. 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 vegetable based. No problem! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. does not mind a bit. A healthy Auburn chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the perfect time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Auburn 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 issues. 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 have probably heard of are 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Auburn CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Auburn farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their bounty! 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 decrease 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 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 so few calories packed with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few 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, one 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 refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. can’t 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 integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment now. 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 help your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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