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Toronto 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 really fruits though they are often mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Toronto 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 relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Toronto 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 issues. We humans consume 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Toronto CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Toronto farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing 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 decrease prostate cancer risk, reinforce heart and eyesight health, protect skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just reported on 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 shore up brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in so few calories loaded with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few 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, one cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre cannot 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 illustrate their successful integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Toronto 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 support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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