Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No big deal! New Hampshire Spine and Sport does not mind a bit. A healthy Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right beside 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 opportune time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor has an appreciation 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 gain much 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-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport purports that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.
Southern New Hampshire CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Southern New Hampshire farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, reinforce 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 reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper and magnesium to support brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in just a few calories packed with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, lots of 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 provides 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 successful integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. 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 support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.