knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional
benefit and have the approval of Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
as extras in the La Grande treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is key to most of our chiropractic patients while a common
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” benefits our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers discovered that the higher consumption
of total flavonoids was associated with lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include
strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices,
apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up
of one particular variety of strawberry, Romina, was documented to be beneficial in reducing
and delaying the creation of certain factors that are related
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all 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 incorporate
bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone
formation resulting in reduced bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a higher
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised
insulin-like growth factor-1 (a vital hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We present
research like this with our La Grande female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our La Grande
chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A recent study reported
that eating strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often accompany
aging, so we want to be wise as we age and take
care of our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of
La Grande chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal 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)
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC bets our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic
appointment now. Bring some strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you.
See you soon!