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

The rewards of the summer garden are plentiful! The garden bounty is copious! Every family circle seems to have at least one avid gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Luckily for us, gardeners’ generosity overflows. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to appreciatively accept those green beans, peppers and tomatoes and feast on them for an amazing anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation welcomes all of these benefits!

ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DISEASE

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It is difficult to detach these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are very full of nutrients, 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, eat tomatoes with some tasty, healthy fats like olives, avocados or similar 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 large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a small number of calories. Green beans have nutrients described as being 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 have anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits determined by the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your Baton Rouge chiropractor urges you to eat some peppers, tomatoes, and green beans! Your body will reward you!

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Listen to Dr. Jasmine Hornberger’s PODCAST on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains how she helps a patient with back pain after undergoing 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation soon. Sharing and enjoying the bounteous summer harvest boosts your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratitude for gardeners!

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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