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Carrolltown Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a giveaway. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re often used in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As long as you like eating fruits and vegetables filled with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the perfect time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Carrolltown 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 issues. 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 prevent disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation reminds that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.

Carrolltown CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Carrolltown farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce 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 shore up brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in so few calories packed with some 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’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can’t think of a better way to complement 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 incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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