Williamson Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

It’s summer harvest time in the US. The garden abundance is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one avid gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Fortunately for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Apple Country Chiropractic encourages Williamson chiropractic patients to gratefully take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Apple Country Chiropractic knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It’s difficult to detach these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To boost absorption of lycopene, enjoy tomatoes with some delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Williamson chiropractor encourages you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay you!

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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains how she helps a patient with back pain after having back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic soon. Sharing and enjoying the bounteous summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your appreciation for gardeners!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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