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!
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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Michael Johnson as they illustrate their successful
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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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 help your healthy chiropractic treatment