Sandy Springs Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are often mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No big deal! Cross Chiropractic Center doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables packed with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the opportune time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Sandy Springs chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full of 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 likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Cross Chiropractic Center suggests that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Sandy Springs farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, reinforce heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just reported on the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans serve up 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 just a few calories packed with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, lots of vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) as well as manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, a cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Cross Chiropractic Center can’t think of a better way to support your body’s health! 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 effective incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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