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Millville Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Wilson Family Chiropractic does not mind a bit. A healthy Millville chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables packed with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at any rate is the perfect time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Millville chiropractor has a fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We humans eat these fruits and vegetables and gain much from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help prevent 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic reminds that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will be good for us all.

Millville CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Millville farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just reported on the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in reducing 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, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, a cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Wilson Family Chiropractic cannot think of a better way to complement your healthy lifestyle! 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 illustrate their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients recover.

Schedule your Millville 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 help your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

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