Blue. It is such a pretty color that gets a bad rap. - A “blue” mood. “She’s so blue today.”
But in berries, blue is good!
Blueberries are pretty and tasty. They are full of anti-oxidant power and linked to the prevention of some chronic and degenerative diseases. (1)
That excites the natural healer side of your West Des Moines chiropractor! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa enjoys helping our patients over their blues whenever and however possible. Spinal manipulation. Listening. A recipe for blueberry compote. Read on for more benefits of blueberries that will keep you from being blue!
Blueberry juice works at the cellular level to prevent cell death! It protects against oxidative stress by increasing antioxidant enzyme activities. This motivates researchers looking for new ways to treat neurodegenerative disorders to study blueberries even more. (2)
Studies on blueberries’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects report additional advantages like a reduction in glucose levels and even depression symptoms. How? Blueberries’ anthocyanins have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which are associated with brain function and facilitating memory function. (3) Blueberries might even be anti-aging! Other researchers report that blueberries extend the lives of fruit flies. (4) It’ll be interesting to see how they affect the lives of us West Des Moines humans! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s chiropractic care embraces any and all nutritional research that will improve the health of our clients!
Though it may seem odd to you that your West Des Moines chiropractor talks up nutrition so much, it’s not! 80% of the doctors who participated in a recent survey report that they incorporate some form of nutritional counseling into their chiropractic practices. We chiropractic physicians are interested in a holistic practice for the betterment of our West Des Moines clients. (5)
So, have a good, blue day, one filled with blueberries! Blueberry smoothies, blueberry pie, blueberry and walnut snack mix. (It’s delicious!) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa stands ready to help our West Des Moines patients with the blues – good ones and the bad ones
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