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

It is summer harvest time in the US. The garden abundance is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, gardeners’ generosity flourishes. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages Pensacola chiropractic patients to gratefully take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s difficult to split these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so full of nutrients, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To enhance absorption of lycopene, enjoy tomatoes with some flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Additionally, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits determined by the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) Either way, your Pensacola chiropractor urges you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will reward 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 having back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic visit with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center soon. Sharing and enjoying the bountiful summer harvest increases your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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