Time for fall vegetables! Onions. Potatoes. Leeks. Garlic. Shallots.
Cabbage. Celery. Eggplant. Pepper. A
feast for the vegetarian and all the rest of us! Full of nutrients, these fall
us, nourish us, and inspire us to get to the kitchen and cook!
West Des Moines chiropractic patients are into health. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows
this and invites us all to eat healthy for our best West Des Moines life.
What does eating
healthy look like in the fall? Colorful! Just imagine the whites of the
onion mixing with the creams of the potatoes and the greens of celery and
purples of eggplant and cabbage! West Des Moines meals all need more color
to spice them up. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa appreciates hearing how some of our more
adventurous cooking West Des Moines chiropractic patients make new dishes
with such seasonal favorites that incorporate such nutrient rich foods. What a great way to enhance daily nutrition!
Just how nutritious are these fall vegetables? Incredibly! Polyphenols galore! Onions,
leeks, and garlic are filled with polyphenols - phytonutrients and flavonoids –
which are receiving more and more attention for their role in preventing
degenerative diseases like cancer and cardiovascular issues. Now, don’t
overpeel the onions. Much of their nutrient power is in the outer layers, nutrients
like quercetin (an antioxidant to fight free radical damage), cooper, vitamin
B6, B1, C and folate. (1) Eggplant
delivers B1, copper and fiber as well as B6, niacin, folate and vitamin K. (2) And
cabbage is really high in supplying vitamins K and C and others. (3) These fall
veggies aren’t that demanding. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is sure that they are just fine
being eaten as close to their natural states as possible!
However you choose to savor the fall flavors,
do choose to contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for a West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment that will complement your healthy lifestyle efforts of
incorporating tasty fall foods into your food plan! It's time for chiropractic care.
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