Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are additionally packed with nutritional value and have the endorsement of New Hampshire Spine and Sport as extras in the Southern New Hampshire treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is key to many of our chiropractic patients while a common nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” furthers our aim to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers reported that a higher intake of total flavonoids was linked to lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices, apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure of one particular type of strawberry, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing and delaying the creation of certain factors that are linked to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us desire to maintain our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone formation resulting in reduced bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a greater risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share research like this with our Southern New Hampshire female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding that eating strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often come with age, so we want to be wise as we age and manage our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care.
Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reflect our activities: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially available whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder, safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is confident that our chiropractic patients would enjoy these teeth whiteners!
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Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. Bring some strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you. See you soon!