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Celebrate Summer With Healing Foods

As we celebrate the 4th of July, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of nutritious summer foods. A plethora of research highlights the importance of these seasonal foods in maintaining optimal health.

For example, a timeless study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that consuming a diet rich in summer fruits and vegetables can significantly enhance overall well-being. Thousands of biologically active phytochemicals have been identified in plant foods such as grains, nuts, legumes, vegetables, and fruit. Of these plant food groups, vegetables and fruit seem to be the most botanically diverse.

The most significant impact of produce like blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes is their capacity to provide antioxidant power. Antioxidants are known to combat oxidative stress, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Participants who consumed higher amounts of these fruits and vegetables had lower markers of inflammation and improved immune function.

Watermelon, a 4th of July favorite, has a high lycopene content—a powerful antioxidant. Additionally, leafy greens like spinach and kale, abundant in the summer, provide essential vitamins and minerals that support energy levels and overall health.

This 4th of July, as you gather with family and friends, consider incorporating these nutrient-rich foods into your celebrations. Not only will they add vibrant flavors and colors to your meals, but they will also contribute to your health, ensuring you feel your best all summer long.

Enjoy a healthy and happy Independence Day! And make an Acupuncture appointment with Dr. Anne to be sure your health is balanced and you feel amazing.

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