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 does not
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!
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