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Chiropractic Tip: If You Eat Green, Make It the Best

By Sandy Schroeder

The Joint Chiropractic clinics nationwide believe in doing everything very well, and that includes eating right.  We all know we should eat our veggies, but why not make them home runs every time?

Home runs are a habit at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Their doctors of chiropractic help everyone from teens to seniors find their way to all of the health, wellness and fitness bases.

Seeing Your Chiropractor

When you come in, bring your issues on pain, questions on diet, and concerns about fitness. Your chiropractor will explain how your spinal health is really at the heart of everything. The spine twists, turns and bends throughout the day to get us where we are going. Inside, the central nervous system serves as command center for our body's brain-to-body communication, facilitating everything we do.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve aches and pain and spark new energy, better sleep, and more mental clarity. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the catalyst for ongoing wellness with key diet picks like these.

Six Top Picks in Veggie Greenery

Here are six prime candidates to upgrade your diet from Harvard Health.

Score vitamins and nutrients with kale - A whopping 200 percent of Vitamin A, 680 percent of Vitamin K, and 26 percent of the mineral manganese make this a leader for eye health, overall wellness, and soother for osteoarthritis. Mix it into a Greek yogurt dip with chopped spinach and dill.

Rely on spinach to fight blindness - Zeaxanthin and lutein help prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people over 50. You also get one of the richest sources of quercetin, the antioxidant that blocks inflammatory cytokine proteins. Bake a spinach quiche or individual spinach tarts.

Get chlorophyll from mustard greens - Spark a salad with this sharp spicy flavor and count on the chlorophyll to help detox the liver.  

Arugula helps stop cancer growth This nutrient-rich peppery salad-maker supplies a compound called sulforaphane to fight cancer cells. Its antioxidants also battle macular degeneration to prevent blindness.

Maximize Vitamin K with Swiss chard -The leaves are like spinach and the red, yellow or green stems are similar to asparagus. Vitamin K aids blood clotting and reduces heart disease risk by triggering a protein that stops calcium deposits in the arteries.

Chinese cabbage, bok choy, cuts cancer risk - Enjoy the leafy greens and crisp white stems in stir-fries, soups or casseroles.

When you are ready to move ahead with your health, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits so easy, and no appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greenville, S.C.

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