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 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 fresh-from-the-garden delights!
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 are plentiful! Take advantage 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 recent study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and
citrus fruits in reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver 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
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