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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Shares Benefits of Strawberries for Bone, Teeth, Cognition and Cardiometabolism

Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are additionally packed with nutrition and have the approval of The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR as additions to the Colorado Springs treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is central to most of our chiropractic patients while a general nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” benefits our aim to be as healthy as possible.

COGNITIVE BENEFIT

In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers reported that the higher intake of total flavonoids was linked to lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices, apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical structure of one particular type of strawberry, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing and delaying the production of certain factors that are linked to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all want to maintain our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.

BONE FORMATION

Postmenopausal women also want to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone formation which results in less bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a higher risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share information like this with our Colorado Springs female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.

CARDIOMETABOLIC BENEFITS

Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A recent study presented the finding that eating strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often accompany aging, so we want to be wise as we age and maintain our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of Colorado Springs chiropractic care.

TEETH WHITENING

Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using commercially available whiteners that have hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder, safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR bets our chiropractic patients would enjoy these teeth whiteners!

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Make your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you. See you soon!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares recent studies about the benefits of strawberries for aging teeth, bone, cognition and cardiometabolism. 
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