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

The rewards of the summer garden are plentiful! The garden bounty is copious! 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. Luckily for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre urges Toronto chiropractic patients to gratefully take those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is difficult to separate these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, supplying 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, eat tomatoes with some tasty, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all need a little more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are marvelous sources. Plus, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Green beans have nutrients reported to also be anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) Either way, your Toronto chiropractor urges 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 undergoing back surgery find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic visit with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest raises your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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