It’s summer harvest time in the US. The garden abundance is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one avid gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. New Hampshire Spine and Sport urges Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients to gratefully accept those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! New Hampshire Spine and Sport welcomes all of these benefits!
ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE
New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is difficult to separate these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are very full of nutrients, supplying vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that benefits cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, eat tomatoes with some flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are marvelous sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are reported to also be anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) Either way, your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor encourages you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will reward you!
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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains how she helps a patient with back pain after undergoing back surgery find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit with New Hampshire Spine and Sport soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the abundant summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!