The rewards of the summer garden are plentiful! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one passionate gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, gardeners’ generosity flourishes. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic urges Augusta chiropractic patients to gratefully accept those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes all of these benefits!
ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s difficult to separate these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, eat tomatoes with some flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Augusta chiropractor urges you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay you!
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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the story of a patient with back pain after undergoing back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she integrates nutrition and motion.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic soon. Sharing and enjoying the bountiful summer harvest increases your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!