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

It’s summer harvest time in the US. The garden bounty is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she knows what to do with. Luckily for us, generosity abounds in gardeners. Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages Brooks chiropractic patients to appreciatively take those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Soft Health and Healing Clinic welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is hard to detach these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so nutrient rich, providing vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, an anti-oxidant that supports cancer and heart disease prevention and anti-inflammatory activity. (1,2) To boost absorption of lycopene, eat tomatoes with some flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are filled with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a bit more fiber in our diets! About fiber, green beans are marvelous sources. Additionally, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Green beans have nutrients described as being anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting 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) Either way, your Brooks chiropractor encourages you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay 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 integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Sharing and enjoying the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your appreciation for gardeners!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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