Fort Wayne Healthy Phytonutrients in Late Summer Veggies & Fruits08/31/2021Vegetable or Fruit? Tomato? Zucchini? Green Beans? Ok. The green beans are a giveaway. They are vegetables! But the tomato and zucchini are actually fruits though they’re manytimes found in dishes thought to be made of veggies. No problem! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does not mind a bit. A healthy Fort Wayne 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 doing your body a favor! And late summer in the northern hemisphere at least is the perfect time to relish these fresh-from-the-garden delights! PHYTONUTRIENTS Your Fort Wayne 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 consume these fruits and vegetables and gain much from their phytonutrients, too! The more than 25,000 phytonutrients keep the body in good working shape and help prevent disease. Phytonutrients you have probably heard of include carotenoids (red, orange and yellow color-making), flavonoids (cancer-preventing, asthma/cancer/heart disease risk-decreasing), and reservatrol (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart disease and cancer preventing). (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc purports that eating all the fresh fruits and vegetables this summer will do us all some good. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION TIP: ENJOY FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Lots of Fort Wayne farmers and backyard gardeners are sharing their harvest! Tomatoes, zucchini and beans are plentiful! Seize the opportunity to take in all of the tomatoes’ nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A and phytonutrients that may decrease prostate cancer risk, sustain heart and eyesight health, safeguard skin against sun damage. (2) A recent study just reported on 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 some 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, a cup of zucchini delivers 24% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C! That is good for cell protection, cancer prevention, better skin. (5) Do not refuse those garden gifts! Enjoy some tasty phytonutrients in these late summer harvest goodies. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can’t think of a better way to complement your healthy lifestyle! Good nutrition and a good chiropractic treatment go a long way together! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they illustrate their effective integration of nutrition and Cox® Technic to best take care of their patients. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. 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 boost your healthy chiropractic treatment plan. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."