Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy
their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional value and have the endorsement of OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
as extras in the McHenry treatment plan! Spinal nutrition
is central to many of our chiropractic patients while a general
nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our
goal to be as healthy as possible.
In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men,
researchers discovered that a higher intake
of total flavonoids was associated with lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of
strawberries as well as 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 production of certain factors that are linked
to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all want to maintain
our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women incorporate
bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone
formation which results in less bone
mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a greater
risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder increased
insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone
formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We present
research like this with our McHenry female
chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues,
diabetes, etc. - can potentially affect all our McHenry
chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of
these issues if at all possible. A new study reported
that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant
status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in
adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These conditions often come with age, so we want to be sensible as we age and take
care of our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of
McHenry chiropractic care.
Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened)
teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea
and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially available
whiteners that have hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too
much). A new study reported research support for natural, milder,
safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5)
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is confident that our chiropractic patients
would like these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your McHenry chiropractic
appointment soon. Bring a few strawberries! We’ll enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other
healthy nutrition tip you use that benefits you.
See you soon!