Eugene Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they’re manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Eugene chiropractic treatment plan incorporates them all…right alongside 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 any rate is the perfect time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Eugene chiropractor has a fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such troubles. We humans consume 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 probably 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for us all.

Eugene CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Eugene farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their bounty! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage 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 recent 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 support brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in just a few calories loaded 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, a cup of zucchini provides 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That’s good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not turn down those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can’t think of a better way to complement your body’s health! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go a long way together!

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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 illustrate their successful integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to help patients feel better.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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