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

The gifts of the summer garden abound! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one avid gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Fortunately for us, gardeners’ generosity overflows. Spinal Care Clinic encourages Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to appreciatively take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Spinal Care Clinic embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Spinal Care Clinic knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is hard to split these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. 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 delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Additionally, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Green beans have nutrients described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits determined by the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) Either way, your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor urges you to enjoy 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 explains how she helps a patient with back pain after undergoing 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with Spinal Care Clinic today. Sharing and taking pleasure in the abundant summer harvest raises your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your appreciation for gardeners!

 
Spinal Care Clinic urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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