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Carrolltown Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Accept Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

It is summer harvest time in the US. 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. Fortunately for us, gardeners’ generosity flourishes. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages Carrolltown chiropractic patients to appreciatively take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It is hard to separate these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so nutrient rich, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports 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 filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all need a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few 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 have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Carrolltown 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 incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the abundant summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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