Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok.
The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are
manytimes used in dishes thought to be vegetable
based. No big deal! Chiropractic Solutions does not
mind a bit. A healthy San Jose chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed
with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect
time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your San Jose chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such issues. We
humans eat 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 avert
disease. Phytonutrients you have probably 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) Chiropractic Solutions suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
San Jose CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of San Jose farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their bounty! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans abound! Seize the opportunity to take
in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer
risk, support 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 decreasing 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 so few calories packed with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low
calories, high protein, lots of vitamins (C, B6, A, folate,
riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium,
phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini provides
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do
not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Chiropractic Solutions can’t think of a better way to complement
your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go a long way together!
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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 illustrate their effective
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment
today. 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 help your healthy chiropractic treatment