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!
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!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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