Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok.
The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are
often used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa does not
mind a bit. A healthy West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan includes
them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As
long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables filled
with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune
time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!
Your West Des Moines chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such issues. We
humans eat these fruits and vegetables and benefit
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support
the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent
disease. Phytonutrients you’ve 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of West Des Moines farmers and backyard gardeners
are generously giving away their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans are plentiful! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer
risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, safeguard
skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and
citrus fruits in decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans serve
up vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper
and magnesium to shore up brain function, cellular damage repair,
and bone health. All that in just a few calories loaded
with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low
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, a cup of zucchini delivers
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can’t think of a better way to support
your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go together well!
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Michael Johnson as they illustrate their successful
incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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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