Groton Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they’re often used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Groton chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As long as you like 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 fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Groton 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 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 avert disease. Phytonutrients you have likely heard of are 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office purports that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Groton CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Groton farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, support heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just described 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 so few calories packed with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) as well as manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can’t think of a better way to complement 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 illustrate their effective incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment soon. We care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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