knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional value and have the approval of Spinal Care Clinic
as extras in the Burlington and Hamilton treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to most of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” furthers our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers discovered that the higher intake
of total flavonoids was linked to lower
odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include
strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure
of one particular variety of strawberry, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing
and delaying the creation 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 desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation which results in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure and a greater
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (a vital hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share
research like this with our Burlington and Hamilton female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study reported
that eating 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 come with age, so we want to be sensible as we age and take
care of our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of
Burlington and Hamilton 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 accessible
whiteners that contain 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)
Spinal Care Clinic bets our chiropractic patients
would enjoy these teeth whiteners!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment today. Bring some strawberries! We
will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you.
See you soon!