In West Des Moines, you may have heard about the many benefits of a plant-based diet on your health. At Vero Chiropractic, we believe adopting a plant-based diet can not only keep you healthy, but more importantly can help your body heal from the inside out.
About Plant-Based Diets
First off, a plant-based diet does NOT mean that you are a vegetarian. It does mean that you focus on incorporating a healthy mix of seeds, nuts or fruit, along with quality protein and healthy fats.
Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet is predominantly filled with calorie-rich and nutrient-deprived processed foods (No wonder it is the S.A.D. Diet!).
Many of the foods we consume are made of vegetable oils and simple carbohydrates (i.e. grains and sugars). The results of these choices have resulted in an over-weight, under-nourished population suffering from allergies, fatigue and chronic diseases.
The Importance Of Food To Our Cells
Food is a great source of pleasure for most people, between the taste, the social aspect and the utter satisfaction of eating savory foods. However, when people make food choices, you must think beyond these sources of pleasure and consider your food’s nutrition.
Think of eating as feeding your cells. Your cells have very specific needs, essential elements and nutrients, which must be provided by the food choices that you make every day.
These nutrients include the countless phytochemicals, antioxidants, micronutrients, trace elements, vitamins, minerals and fiber found in fresh fruits and vegetables; essential amino acids found in lean meat and foul; and the essential fats found in wild fish and game.
Generally, healthy people choose to eat nutritionally dense, fiber-rich foods, in abundance. This is where the plant-based diet comes into play. We know that it can be tempting to scarf down everything in sight when you’re hungry, but one simple habit will keep help ensure your cells are getting all the nutrients that they need: eat plants.
Every time you eat, make sure to start with a plant-based appetizer – preferably something raw: a fresh salad, some chopped vegetables, or sliced fruit. This simple practice will prevent a multitude of unhealthy eating habits and provide an enormous deposit into your health.
As neurologically-based chiropractors, we care about not only your spine but your overall health. Healing happens from the inside out – starting with your cells. So by eating your plants and fueling your body at the cellular level, we are able to see amazing results in the work we do in our office.
Vero Chiropractic :: Best Local Chiropractor, Des Moines and Central Iowa
At Vero Chiropractic, we focus on neurologically-based chiropractic care. We administer the best and most specific type of chiropractic care, addressing the master control system of the body. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint and locate the root cause of your health concerns. The next step for you and your family is to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with our office, so we can better understand your unique needs. Click here or call (515) 422-9552 to book your no obligation appointment TODAY!