Want to look good and feel good this summer?  Montclair chiropractor, Dr. Gary Eshanov recommends the following foods in order to cleanse the body as well as to lose some excess pounds…

 

Berries

(Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries & Blackberries)

Berries are rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients (cancer fighters), and antioxidants.

Cherries

Cherries possess strong anti-inflammatory properties (very beneficial for  gout and arthritis sufferers). They are high in beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber and folate.  Great news for sleep sufferers- cherries have melatonin, which aids in sleep.

Carrots & Sweet Potatoes

Carrots and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin C and beta carotene, (powerful antioxidants). The fiber in these vegetables also helps to soothe the bowel, fill you up, and give you some energy.

Allium Vegetables

(Garlic & Onions)

These are highly active disease fighters and detoxifiers. Onions and garlic both fend off infections and help to support good bacteria in the bowel, fight cancer cells, kill viruses and bacteria, and  lower cholesterol.

Dark Leafy Greens

(Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach & Dandelion Greens)

Abundant in vitamins, water, and minerals dark leafy greens  energize and detoxify  your body.  Leafy greens are the richest sources of the B vitamins, insoluble fiber and phytonutrients.  If you are a vegetarian this is the best natural source of iron, B12 and folate for you.  Greens are digested slowly because of their high fiber content, this in turn creates satiety,  even blood glucose levels, and energy.

Cruciferous Vegetables

(Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage & Turnip etc.)

Considered by leading experts in nutrition to be the  most potent and powerful cancer-fighting foods available, cruciferous vegetable fight active cancer cells, help in prevention by ensuring healthy cells do not become cancerous. These vegetables give the feeling of fullness and are great for those trying to cleanse and lose weight.

Peppers

(Sweet Bell Peppers & Hot Peppers)

Peppers (sweet and hot), contain vitamins A, C and K as well as carotenoids. Red peppers are a great source for the antioxidant lycopene also found tomatoes.

Cooling Foods

(Cucumbers, Celery & Tomatoes)

Rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as numerous minerals. They will rehydrate your body, decrease stress, and decrease fluid retention. Cucumber is also known to act  as a skin tonic and blood cleanser. Celery for circulation, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing inflammation. Tomatoes are potent anti-carcinogens, great for the skin, and highly energizing.

Watermelons

Last but certainly not least, watermelons are great for the summertime! Composed of approximately 90 percent water, sweet watermelons are an easy way to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. They also pack in nutrients, including vitamin A, B6, C, and supply the body with antioxidants such as lycopene and citrulline.

 

Dr. Gary Eshanov of  The Montclair Chiropractic Center in New Jersey,  is happy to help patients address any of their diet and nutritional concerns- make an appointment today.