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Malverne Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits

Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Alright! The green beans are a freebie. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they are manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No big deal! Malverne Health & Wellness doesn’t mind a bit. A healthy Malverne chiropractic treatment plan includes them all…right beside the spinal manipulation. As long as you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables filled with phytonutrients, you are being kind to your body! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect time to enjoy these direct-out-of-the-garden delights!

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Your Malverne chiropractor has a fondness for phytonutrients! Fruits and vegetables are full of phytonutrients, nature’s natural chemicals that protect plants from bugs, fungi, germs, and other such issues. We humans eat these fruits and vegetables and benefit from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients support the body to make sure it is in good working shape and help avert disease. Phytonutrients you’ve likely heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-creating), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Malverne Health & Wellness suggests that consuming all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will be good for us all.

Malverne CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Lots of Malverne farmers and backyard gardeners are generously giving away their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans abound! Take advantage of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may reduce prostate cancer risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A new study just described the benefit of eating more tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and citrus fruits in decreasing colorectal cancer. (3) Green beans deliver vitamins K, C, A and B’s folate, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals copper and magnesium to shore up brain function, cellular damage repair, and bone health. All that in so few calories packed with good protein! (4) Zucchini offers much the same – few calories, high protein, lots of vitamins (C, B6, A, folate, riboflavin and thiamin) as well as manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. As a matter of fact, one cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily need for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, improved skin. (5) Do not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer garden goodies. Malverne Health & Wellness cannot think of a better way to complement your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go together well!

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Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment today. The health of your spine and body are important to us! Fruit? Vegetable? Doesn’t matter! Eat them up! Enjoy these phytonutrient wonders that can only help your healthy chiropractic treatment plan.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness shares research on the benefits of phytonutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.  
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