Drink Green to Get Healthy!
Video by Dr. Travis Downs
In today’s world, we live in a go go go lifestyle. We pick up food to go, groceries to go, and we are constantly on the move. This lifestyle has led us down a path to chronic disease. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the three top causes of death in the United States and they are all preventable if we just learn to control and keep our inflammation down. Remember inflammation comes from how we move (or lack of movement), how we eat, and how we manage our stress. As human beings we still have our hunter gather genetics and our diet should be 70-80% raw fruits and vegetables. The lifestyle that we have today has led us to eating very few to zero fruits and vegetable a day. The lack of the proper vitamins, nutrients, and fiber from this improper diet has led to chronic inflammation and adds to the chronic diseases we deal with today. So, Drink Green to Get Healthy!
The research is now starting to show that low vegetable and fruit intake will increase inflammation in our bodies leading to preventable health risk.
“The results of the present meta-analysis of cohort studies indicate that fruit and vegetable consumption is inversely associated with the occurrence of Cardiovascular Disease. The risk of Cardiovascular Disease is decreased by 4% for each additional portion per day of fruit and vegetables and by 7% for fruit consumption.” (1)
“Research analysis presents evidence of a beneficial association between fruit and vegetable consumption and Cardiovascular Disease risk, supporting the recommendation to eat a sufficient amount of fruit and vegetables to lower CHD risk.” (1)
These green drinks are an easy way to get those fruits and vegetables in a quick and easy way to help decrease your inflammation and live a healthier life!
Enjoy this Lemon Apple Green Drink Recipe!
1. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies
Luc Dauchet, Philippe Amouyel, Serge Hercberg, Jean Dallongeville
Choosing a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the best way eat healthy to avoid disease which is why we teach our patients in McKinney, at the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Ridge Rd., how to make green drinks to make getting in all those nutrients easy and tasty! Our Chiropractors know how to get you out of pain through better movement AND making sure you are getting the proper nutrients. When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain.