Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are
manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable
based. No problem! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As
long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables packed
with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune
time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your Ashburn chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such issues. We
humans eat these fruits and vegetables and benefit
from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients keep the body in good working shape and help avert
disease. Phytonutrients you have probably heard of are
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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn suggests that consuming
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of Ashburn farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their bounty! Tomatoes,
zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C
and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer
risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, protect
skin against sun damage. (2) A new 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 shore up 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, one cup of zucchini delivers
24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That is
good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty
phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn cannot think of a better way to complement
your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good
chiropractic treatment go together well!
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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 support your healthy chiropractic treatment