Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional value and have the endorsement of Hollstrom & Associates Inc
as additions to the Largo treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to many of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” furthers our
aim to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers reported that a higher consumption
of total flavonoids was linked to lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include
strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up
of one particular type of strawberry, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing
and delaying the creation of certain factors that are related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us desire to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also want
to keep their bone as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation resulting in decreased bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure and 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
research like this with our Largo female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Largo
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding
that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These conditions often come with age, so we want to be wise as we age and manage our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
Largo chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reflect 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 offered research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
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Make your Largo chiropractic
appointment now. Bring a few strawberries! We
will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you.
See you soon!