Do you munch on vegetables and fruits? Daily? Several
times daily? Watertown Wellness Center encourages this everyday
eating habit! And Watertown Wellness Center gets that you know
fruits and vegetables are healthy foods, that you gets
vegetables and fruit should be staples of your Watertown healthy diets, and that you gets
eating fruits and vegetables is healthier than eating fast food.
But do we – Watertown Wellness Center included! - eat fruits and vegetables like
we should? Unlikely. But you are not the only one!
Life distracts our best plans!
Watertown Wellness Center is just letting you in on this gentle research-based
notice of the benefit eating fruits
and vegetables presents to Watertown chiropractic
folks and their friends and family members!
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE REDUCES INFLAMMATION AND MAY KEEP
DEATH AT BAY LONGER
Eating right just may keep you living
longer! Watertown Wellness Center sees many Watertown chiropractic
patients who will love to hear this! There is increasing
evidence that fruit and vegetable consumption affects all-cause mortality. In a study of over 6000 people over 6 years,
consuming more fruits and vegetables (especially
in those who ate 7 servings or more a day) reduces
all-cause mortality. (1) The variety of fruits and vegetables plays an important role in decreasing inflammation and
decreasing C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations as well. (2)
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE IMPROVES BMD
Lower bone mineral density (BMD) folks see
more positive results of eating
more fruits and vegetables and a lower incidence of
osteoporosis, too. Watertown Wellness Center sees many Watertown chiropractic patients with
osteoporosis who want to do what they can to stop,
treat and prevent it. In one report, the more fruits and vegetables
eaten, the higher the BMD and lower the
osteoporosis risk in middle and older age folks. And for those who may not be
lovers of vegetables, you’re in luck! Fruit
tends to be more beneficial
in this regard than vegetables. At least increase
your fruit consumption! (3)
HOW TO UP YOUR INTAKE OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES
If you are tentative about eating fruits and vegetables, try being a kid again.
Take a chance, and let yourself play with your food because
one article points out that sensory play leads to tasting fruits and vegetables you play with! (4) It is successful with preschool kids who tried tasting
their “play” fruits and veggies! Watertown Wellness Center would love you to share your stories if you take a stab at this!
CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Chris DeVeau on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. He shares how nutrition has a role in general
health and healing, specifically for a patient with arm pain.
Schedule an appointment today with your Watertown
chiropractor and check out other ways to improve
your daily nutritional intake of fruits and vegetables for the good of
your body’s health and longevity.