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Murfreesboro Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are often mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No problem! Most Chiropractic Clinic doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right along with 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 least is the opportune time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Murfreesboro chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. 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 prevent disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic suggests that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Murfreesboro CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Murfreesboro farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! 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, reinforce heart and eyesight health, protect skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver 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 so few calories loaded with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low 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, a 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 refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Most Chiropractic Clinic can’t think of a better way to support your body’s health! 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 help patients feel better.

Schedule your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment soon. 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
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