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Burlington and Hamilton Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are often found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Spinal Care Clinic does not mind a bit. A healthy Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables filled with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the opportune time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Burlington and Hamilton 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 troubles. We humans eat these fruits and vegetables and gain much 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 have likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Spinal Care Clinic reminds that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will be good for us all.

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Burlington and Hamilton farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! 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 reported on the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver 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 packed with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) as well as manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, a cup of zucchini provides 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Spinal Care Clinic cannot think of a better way to complement your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go a long way together!

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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 successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. We care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Spinal Care Clinic presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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