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 mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic does not mind a bit. A healthy Augusta 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 being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Augusta chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. We humans eat these fruits and vegetables and gain much from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Augusta farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! 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, support heart and eyesight health, protect skin against sun damage. (2) A recent 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 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) plus manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can’t think of a better way to support your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go together well!
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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 describe their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.
Schedule your Augusta 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.