Cross Chiropractic Center Shares Benefits of Strawberries for Bone, Teeth, Cognition and Cardiometabolism

Who knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutrition and have the endorsement of Cross Chiropractic Center as additions to the Sandy Springs treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is key to most of our chiropractic patients while a common nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” benefits our goal to be as healthy as possible.

COGNITIVE BENEFIT

In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers discovered that a higher intake of total flavonoids was linked to lower odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include 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 found beneficial in reducing and delaying the production of certain factors that are linked to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all want to keep our cognition as sharp as possible.

BONE FORMATION

Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone formation resulting in less bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure and a greater risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased insulin-like growth factor-1 (a vital hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We present information like this with our Sandy Springs female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.

CARDIOMETABOLIC BENEFITS

Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A recent study presented the finding 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 issues often come with age, so we want to be wise as we age and take care of our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of Sandy Springs chiropractic care.

TEETH WHITENING

Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reveal our activities: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially accessible whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder, safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5) Cross Chiropractic Center is confident that our chiropractic patients would enjoy these teeth whiteners!

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Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you. See you soon!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center shares recent studies about the benefits of strawberries for aging teeth, bone, cognition and cardiometabolism. 
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