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

The gifts of the summer garden are plentiful! 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 knows what to do with. Fortunately for us, generosity abounds in gardeners. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to appreciatively 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is difficult to separate these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, supplying vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that benefits 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 similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all need a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Plus, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits depending on the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Colorado Springs chiropractor encourages you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay 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 undergoing 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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