knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional
benefit and have the endorsement of Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
as extras in the Carrolltown treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to many of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers reported that the higher intake
of total flavonoids was associated with lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of
strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure
of one particular strawberry
variety, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing
and delaying the production of certain factors that are related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all want to keep our cognition as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also want
to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone
formation which results in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a higher
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share
research like this with our Carrolltown female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Carrolltown
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A recent study reported
that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often accompany
aging, so we want to be sensible as we age and maintain our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
Carrolltown chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reflect our habits: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available
whiteners that have hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows our chiropractic patients
would enjoy these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic
appointment today. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you use that benefits you.
See you soon!