“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” - Doug Larson
So true! Fruits and vegetables add more than just great scent to your life. They add colorful zing to your mealtimes. They add zest to the life of your bones, your body via inflammation reduction and your likely lifetime longevity. Yes! You, our Chicago chiropractic patient, may even add years to your life the more you add fruits and vegetables of all sorts and colors to your meals. But how do they do this? They de-flame your body’s inflammation. Chiropractic Care is all about easing inflammation. Inflammation puts a damper on life’s enjoyment, so part of the Chicago chiropractic treatment plan is to reduce inflammation. Adding fruits and vegetables is one easy way since everyone eats daily anyway!
The more fruits and vegetables consumed, the higher the bone mineral density and the lower the osteoporosis risk in middle and older age.
(And if you are one of our Chicago chiropractic care
patients who may not be lovers of vegetables, you are in luck! Fruit tends to be more beneficial in this regard than vegetables.) Lower bone mineral density folks realize more promising outcomes of eating more fruits and vegetables and a lower occurrence of osteoporosis. (1)
Eat more fruit if nothing else!|At least up your fruit consumption, our Chicago chiropractic clients!
Benefits for Inflammation Reduction
Inflammation reduction is related to the variety of fruits and vegetables eaten.
The greater the variety, the greater the anti-inflammatory effect which leads to coronary heart disease risk reduction. C-reactive protein levels also drop. The quantity of fruits and vegetables didn’t seem to influence the results much. (2)
So eat lots of different types of fruits and vegetables!
Benefits for Longevity
Eating more fruits and vegetables potentially improves life longevity.
More evidence evolves reporting that there is a link between eating fruits and vegetables and “all-cause mortality”. In a 6 year study, just 4% perished from “all causes” which guided researchers to speculate that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduction in "all-cause mortality"
. Seven (7) servings or more a day of fruits and vegetables is optimal.
The question of raw versus cooked is pondered. (3)
Many Chicago chiropractic patients want to live longer and healthier. There’s a connection! Healthier living may well lead to longer living. Living healthier may lead to living longer.
If you are just plain hesitant to eat fruits and vegetables, become childlike again. Retrain your brain! Play with your food as one article shares that sensory play leads to tasting fruits and vegetables you play with! (4) It works for preschool kids who tried tasting their play fruits and veggies! What a way to learn!
Chiropractic Care intends to de-flame inflammation. Our Chicago chiropractic patients may well find their bodies, bones and lifespans all react positively. Inflammation holds you back. Fruits and vegetables move you forward. Schedule a Chicago chiropractic appointment today with your Chicago chiropractor at Chiropractic Care and try other ways to improve your nutritional intake to reset of your body’s inflammation condition, longevity, and bone health.