knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional
benefit and have the endorsement of Johnson Chiropractic
as additions to the Richmond treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to most of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” furthers our
aim to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers discovered that the higher consumption
of total flavonoids was linked to lower
odds 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 related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us desire to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also want
to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation resulting in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure and 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 Richmond female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Richmond
chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A recent study presented the finding
that eating 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 manage our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
Richmond chiropractic care.
Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reflect our activities: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially available
whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study offered research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Johnson Chiropractic bets our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
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Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment soon. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you use that benefits you.
See you soon!