knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional
benefit and have the endorsement of Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
as extras in the Ashburn treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to most of our chiropractic patients while a general
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our
aim to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers discovered that a higher intake
of total flavonoids was linked to lower
odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of
strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up
of one particular variety of strawberry, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing
and delaying the production of certain factors that are related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all desire to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women incorporate
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation resulting in reduced bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure and a higher
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised
insulin-like growth factor-1 (a vital hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share
information like this with our Ashburn female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our Ashburn
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding
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 conditions 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
Ashburn chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available
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)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is confident that our chiropractic patients
would enjoy these teeth whiteners!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Make your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment soon. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you use that benefits you.
See you soon!