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

The rewards of the summer garden abound! The garden abundance is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one avid gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, gardeners’ generosity abounds. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages Eugene chiropractic patients to appreciatively accept those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It is hard to detach these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are so full of nutrients, supplying vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that benefits cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To boost absorption of lycopene, enjoy tomatoes with some tasty, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all need a bit more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Additionally, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits depending on the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Eugene chiropractor encourages you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will reward 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 find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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