Pensacola Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are manytimes found in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No problem! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right alongside 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 any rate is the opportune time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Pensacola chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such issues. We humans eat these fruits and vegetables and benefit from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help avert disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center purports that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for us all.

Pensacola CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Pensacola farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, support 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 decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper and magnesium to support brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in just a few calories loaded with some 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 recommendation for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Don’t refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can’t think of a better way to support your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go a long way together!

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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 describe their effective incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

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

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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