Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!09/01/2020It’s summer harvest time in the US. 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 can use on his/her own. Fortunately for us, gardeners’ generosity abounds. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to gratefully take those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and eat them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes all of these benefits! ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows this is an amazing list of benefits. It is hard to split these actions from each other! They are all beneficial. Tomatoes are very nutrient rich, supplying 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 related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 as well as potassium, folic acid and fiber. [All of us all could use a little more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are marvelous sources. Plus, they have large number of 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 in the body. (4, 5, 6)] Further, 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 stage of their growth. (7,8,9) Either way, your Fort Wayne chiropractor encourages you to enjoy some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will repay you! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Sharing and taking pleasure in the abundant summer harvest raises your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratitude for gardeners! « 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."