Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional benefit and have the approval of Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic as additions to the Augusta treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is key to many of our chiropractic patients while a common nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers reported that a higher intake of total flavonoids was linked to lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices, apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up of one particular strawberry type, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing and delaying the creation of certain factors that are related to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us want to keep our cognition as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also want to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone formation which results in decreased bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a greater risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share research like this with our Augusta female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Augusta chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A new study reported that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These conditions often accompany aging, so we want to be sensible as we age and maintain our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of Augusta chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available whiteners that have hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too much). A new study offered research support for natural, milder, safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is confident that our chiropractic patients would like these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. Bring a few strawberries! We will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you have found that benefits you. See you soon!