Pflugerville Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

The gifts of the summer garden abound! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one passionate gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Pflugerville Wellness Center urges Pflugerville chiropractic patients to appreciatively take 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! Pflugerville Wellness Center embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Pflugerville Wellness Center knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s hard to split these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very full of nutrients, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that benefits cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, enjoy tomatoes with some flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits determined by the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Pflugerville chiropractor urges you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay 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 having back surgery find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the ample summer harvest increases your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your appreciation for gardeners!

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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