Paramus 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’re often used in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No problem! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center does not mind a bit. A healthy Paramus chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right alongside the spinal manipulation. As long as you like 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 opportune time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Paramus chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. 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 prevent disease. Phytonutrients you have likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Paramus CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Paramus farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing 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, protect skin against sun damage. (2) A recent 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 packed with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, many 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 delivers 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. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center cannot think of a better way to complement your body’s health! 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 incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic appointment today. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
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