Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright!
The green beans are a freebie. They’re vegetables!
But the tomato and zucchini are really fruits though they are
often mixed in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC doesn’t
mind a bit. A healthy La Grande chiropractic treatment plan incorporates
them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As
long as you like eating fruits and vegetables filled
with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body!
And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect
time to relish these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!
Your La Grande chiropractor has a
fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full
of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that shield
plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such problems. 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 probably 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC purports that consuming
all the fresh fruits and vegetables this season will be good for
La Grande CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Lots of La Grande farmers and backyard gardeners
are sharing their harvest! 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, reinforce heart and eyesight health, protect
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 serve
up 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 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 delivers
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.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can’t think of a better way to support
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 effective
integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take
care of their patients.
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care about the health of your spine and your body! Fruit? Vegetable?
Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient marvels
that can only support your healthy chiropractic treatment