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
benefit and have the endorsement of Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
as extras in the West Des Moines treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is key to most of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers reported that the higher intake
of total flavonoids was linked to lower
odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of
strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure
of one particular strawberry type, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing
and delaying the production of certain factors that are related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all want to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also want
to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation which results in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure and a greater
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We present
information like this with our West Des Moines female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our West Des Moines
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A recent study presented the finding
that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These conditions often come with age, so we want to be sensible as we age and manage our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
West Des Moines chiropractic care.
Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal our activities: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially accessible
whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study offered research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa bets our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment today. Bring a few 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!