Sandy Springs Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

It is summer harvest time in the US. The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Luckily for us, gardeners’ generosity abounds. Cross Chiropractic Center encourages Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to appreciatively accept those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Cross Chiropractic Center embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Cross Chiropractic Center knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It’s difficult to split these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so nutrient rich, supplying 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, enjoy tomatoes with some delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are reported to also be anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits depending on the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Sandy Springs chiropractor encourages you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will reward you!

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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains how she helps a patient with back pain after having 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Sharing and taking pleasure in the ample summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratitude for gardeners!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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