Williamson Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a giveaway. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re manytimes found in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No problem! Apple Country Chiropractic doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Williamson chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As long as you like eating fruits and vegetables filled with phytonutrients, you are doing your body a favor! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Williamson chiropractor has an appreciation 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 prevent disease. Phytonutrients you have probably heard of include 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) Apple Country Chiropractic purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.

Williamson CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Williamson farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce 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 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 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) Don’t turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Apple Country Chiropractic can’t think of a better way to complement your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go together well!

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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 effective incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment soon. 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 support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic shares research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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