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McHenry Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Accept Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

It is summer harvest time in the US. The garden bounty is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one passionate gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Fortunately for us, gardeners’ generosity overflows. Spengel Chiropractic urges McHenry 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! Spengel Chiropractic embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Spengel Chiropractic knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s hard to separate these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, 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 related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are bursting with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all could use a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are amazing sources. Plus, they have many proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are reported to also be anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers help fight inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may raise or lower those benefits determined by the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your McHenry chiropractor urges you to enjoy 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 shares the story of a patient with back pain after having back surgery get relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she integrates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic visit with Spengel Chiropractic soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the abundant summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Spengel Chiropractic urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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