Severna Park 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 really fruits though they’re manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Back And Neck Care Center doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy 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 perfect time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Severna Park chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We humans consume these fruits and vegetables and benefit from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent disease. Phytonutrients you’ve probably heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Back And Neck Care Center purports that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will be good for us all.

Severna Park CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Severna Park farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described 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 support brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in so few calories loaded with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low calories, high protein, lots of 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 need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Back And Neck Care Center cannot think of a better way to support 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 illustrate their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. We 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Back And Neck Care Center presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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