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Richmond Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Johnson Chiropractic doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Richmond chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right along with the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy 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 opportune time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Richmond 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 problems. We humans eat 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 avert disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of are 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) Johnson Chiropractic purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Richmond CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Richmond farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer risk, reinforce heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in reducing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans serve up 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 just a few calories loaded with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – low calories, high protein, lots of 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 provides 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Johnson Chiropractic cannot think of a better way to support your healthy lifestyle! 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 effective integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. We care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Johnson Chiropractic presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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