The Novelli Wellness Center Shares Benefits of Strawberries for Bone, Teeth, Cognition and Cardiometabolism

Who knew strawberries were so beneficial? So many of us eat them just to enjoy their flavor! Strawberries are also packed with nutrition and have the endorsement of The Novelli Wellness Center as additions to the Buffalo, NY treatment plan! Spinal nutrition is central to many of our chiropractic patients while a general nutrition tip like “Eat some strawberries!” advances our goal to be as healthy as possible.

COGNITIVE BENEFIT

In a large study of 49,493 women and 27,842 men, researchers discovered that the higher intake of total flavonoids was associated with lesser risk of subjective cognitive decline. Flavonoid rich foods consist of strawberries as well as oranges, citrus fruits and juices, apples, pears, celery, peppers, and bananas. (1) The chemical make-up of one particular type of strawberry, Romina, was found beneficial in reducing and delaying the production of certain factors that are linked to Alzheimer’s. (2) As we age, we all desire to keep our cognition as sharp as possible.

BONE FORMATION

Postmenopausal women also desire keeping their bones as strong as possible! Postmenopausal issues for women include bone remodeling and resorption that are faster than bone formation resulting in reduced bone mineral density and associated high blood pressure and a greater risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder raised insulin-like growth factor-1 (a vital hormone in bone formation) in postmenopausal women with pre/stage-1 hypertension. (3) We present information like this with our Buffalo, NY female chiropractic patients so they can keep ahead of these issues.

CARDIOMETABOLIC BENEFITS

Cardiometabolic issues – cardiovascular/renal/liver issues, diabetes, etc. - can potentially impact all our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients. We definitely want to keep ahead of these issues if at all possible. A recent study reported 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 take care of our bodies as naturally as possible, a goal of Buffalo, NY chiropractic care.

TEETH WHITENING

Aging even affects our teeth! Our aging (discolored/weakened) teeth reveal our habits: smoking, drinking tea and coffee, taking antibiotics, and even using 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) The Novelli Wellness Center is confident that our chiropractic patients would enjoy these teeth whiteners!

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Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. Bring a few strawberries! We will enjoy a few together! Or just bring yourself and any other healthy nutrition tip you’ve found that benefits you. See you soon!

 
The Novelli Wellness Center presents recent studies about the benefits of strawberries for aging teeth, bone, cognition and cardiometabolism. 
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