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!
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 consuming
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 provides
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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Michael Johnson as they describe their successful
incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment