Plainville Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they’re often mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Layden Chiropractic does not mind a bit. A healthy Plainville chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As long as you like eating fruits and vegetables packed with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the opportune time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Plainville 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 include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Layden Chiropractic suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will be good for us all.

Plainville CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Plainville farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer risk, support 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 reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans serve up 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 just a few calories loaded with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini provides 24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Layden Chiropractic cannot think of a better way to complement your healthy lifestyle! 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 describe their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment today. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Layden Chiropractic presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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