Did you know that strawberries are amazingly beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutritional benefit and have the approval of Young Chiropractic as extras in the Easley treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is key to many of our chiropractic patients while a general nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” benefits our aim to be as healthy as possible.
In a big study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers reported that a higher consumption of total flavonoids was associated with lower odds of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods include strawberries in addition to oranges, citrus fruits and juices, apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up of one particular strawberry type, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing and delaying the creation of certain factors that are linked to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, most of us want to maintain our cognitive faculties to be as sharp as possible.
Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are more rapid than bone formation resulting in reduced bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure as well as a greater risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised insulin-like growth factor-1 (an important hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We share information like this with our Easley female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these problems.
Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Easley chiropractic patients. We certainly want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A new study presented the finding that consuming strawberries for 4 weeks significantly improved antioxidant status, endothelial function, and inflammation (tumor necrosis factor-α) in adults with cardiometabolic risks. (4) These issues often accompany aging, so we want to be sensible as we age and manage our bodies as naturally as we can, a goal of Easley chiropractic care.
Aging even impacts our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reflect our habits: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even applying commercially available whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (too much). A new study offered research support for natural, milder, safer teeth-whiteners like strawberries, lemons, oranges, and other fruits. (5) Young Chiropractic knows our chiropractic patients would like these teeth whiteners!
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Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now. Bring some strawberries! We will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you have found that benefits you. See you soon!