West Des Moines Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

The rewards of the summer garden are plentiful! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one passionate gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges West Des Moines chiropractic patients to gratefully take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It is difficult to split these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, providing 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, enjoy tomatoes with some tasty, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are marvelous sources. Plus, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) Either way, your West Des Moines chiropractor encourages you to eat 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 integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Sharing and enjoying the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratitude for gardeners!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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