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Manahawkin Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Accept Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

The rewards of the summer garden abound! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Fortunately for us, gardeners’ generosity abounds. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center urges Manahawkin chiropractic patients to appreciatively accept those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and feast on them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s difficult to separate these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are so nutrient rich, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, eat tomatoes with some delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Additionally, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Green beans have nutrients reported to also be anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Manahawkin 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 shares the story of a patient with back pain after undergoing back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic visit with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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