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Largo Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a giveaway. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are manytimes mixed in dishes thought to be vegetable based. No big deal! Hollstrom & Associates Inc does not mind a bit. A healthy Largo chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right beside 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 least is the opportune time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Largo chiropractor has an appreciation for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect 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 keep the body in good working shape and help avert disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of are carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-reducing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will do us all some good.

Largo CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Largo farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer risk, support heart and eyesight health, protect skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described 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 shore up brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in so 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, one cup of zucchini provides 24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That is 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc can’t 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 describe their effective integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.

Schedule your Largo 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 support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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