Manchester Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No problem! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries does not mind a bit. A healthy Manchester 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 doing your body a favor! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the opportune time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Manchester 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 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 have likely heard of are 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Manchester CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Manchester 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, reinforce heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper and magnesium to support brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in just a few calories packed with good 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 need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries cannot think of a better way to complement your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go together well!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they describe their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment today. We 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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