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St. Francisville Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Accept Those Tomato, Bean and Pepper Gifts from Gardeners!

The gifts of the summer garden abound! The garden bounty is aplenty! Every family circle seems to have at least one enthusiastic gardener with more tomatoes and green beans and peppers than he or she can use on his/her own. Fortunately for us, generosity overflows in gardeners. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges St. Francisville chiropractic patients to gratefully take those tomatoes, peppers, and green beans and eat them for a remarkable anti-oxidant and nutritional boost to fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville welcomes all of these benefits!


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows this is an incredible list of benefits. It’s difficult to split these actions from each other! They are all healthy benefits. Tomatoes are so 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 flavorful, healthy fats like olives, avocados or related oils. (3) Bell and chili peppers are packed with vitamins C, A, E, K1 and potassium, folic acid and fiber. [We all need a bit more fiber in our diets! Speaking of fiber, green beans are wonderful sources. Additionally, they have large number of proteins, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants with only a few calories. Nutrients in green beans are described as being anticarcinogenic, assisting the prevention and even the stopping the spread of some cancers throughout the body. (4, 5, 6)] Additionally, peppers assist in fighting inflammation, too, with their anti-oxidants. Raw and roasted peppers offer anti-oxidant benefits. Roasting may increase or decrease those benefits depending on the pepper type and stage of their growth. (7,8,9) At any rate, your St. Francisville 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 find relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in her chiropractic practice where she incorporates nutrition and motion.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic visit with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Sharing and taking pleasure in the bounteous summer harvest raises your health - anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-disease - and your gratefulness for gardeners!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges our chiropractic families to gratefully accept any summer harvest extras from gardeners to boost their health! 
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