Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are additionally packed with nutritional
benefit and have the endorsement of Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
as extras in the Toronto treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is key to many of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” furthers our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers reported that the higher consumption
of total flavonoids was associated with lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include
strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure
of one particular strawberry type, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing
and delaying the production of certain factors that are linked
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us want to keep our cognition as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women incorporate
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation resulting in reduced bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a higher
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share
information like this with our Toronto female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our Toronto
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding
that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These conditions often accompany
aging, so we want to be wise as we age and maintain our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of
Toronto chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available
whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your Toronto chiropractic
appointment soon. Bring a few strawberries! We
will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you.
See you soon!