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
often used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Pflugerville Wellness Center does not
mind a bit. A healthy Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables filled
with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune
time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Pflugerville chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. We
humans eat these fruits and vegetables and benefit
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support
the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help avert
disease. Phytonutrients you have likely heard of are
carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids
(cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing),
and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer
preventing). (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center reminds that eating
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.
Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Pflugerville 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, protect
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 serve
up 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 so few calories loaded
with good 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 is
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do
not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Pflugerville Wellness Center can’t think of a better way to support
your healthy lifestyle! 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 illustrate their effective
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
today. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels
that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment