Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they’re
often mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable
based. No big deal! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center does not
mind a bit. A healthy Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed
with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune
time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Manahawkin chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. We
humans eat these fruits and vegetables and gain much
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 include
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center suggests that consuming
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for
Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Manahawkin farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans abound! Seize the opportunity to take
in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer
risk, reinforce 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 reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver 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 – few
calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate,
riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium,
phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini provides
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center cannot think of a better way to support
your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go a long way together!
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incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.
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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 marvels
that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment