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Colorado Springs Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a giveaway. They’re vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No problem! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does not mind a bit. A healthy Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right along with 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 least is the opportune time to enjoy these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Colorado Springs 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 consume 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’ve likely heard of are carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR suggests that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good.

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Colorado Springs farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away 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 reduce 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 serve up 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 so few calories packed with some protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, many vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) plus manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can’t think of a better way to support 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 describe their successful incorporation of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients.

Schedule your Colorado Springs 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 marvels that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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