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

The rewards of the summer garden abound! The garden abundance 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 knows what to do with. Fortunately for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Vancouver Disc Centers urges Vancouver chiropractic patients to gratefully accept those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and feast on them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Vancouver Disc Centers embraces all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Vancouver Disc Centers knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is difficult to detach these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are very 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, enjoy tomatoes with some delicious, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed 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 wonderful sources. Plus, they have lots of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, helping prevent and even stop the spread of some cancers in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits depending on the pepper type and growth stage. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Vancouver chiropractor urges 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 shares the story of a patient with back pain after having back surgery find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Disc Centers soon. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bountiful summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers encourages our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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