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Healthy vs. UnHealthy Foods

As chiropractors, we are interested in whole-body health. We know that one of the 3 categories of stress is chemical stress, or toxins, (3 stresses = thoughts, trauma, toxins) which cause subluxations, or misalignments, in the spine. Food is either nutrition or chemical stress (toxins). Your nutrition is very important to us.

It is nutritionally important to choose good proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to reduce the amounts of toxins in your body. Here is a partial list of some good and bad foods.

Organic eggsGood Proteins

  • Grass-fed beef
  • Hormone-free, range-free chicken
  • Organic, free-range eggs
  • Wild-caught fish
  • Many beans

Bad Proteins

  • Grain-fed beef
  • Fish from fish farms
  • Fried meats
  • Chemically preserved meats
  • Eggs with omega-3 added, or from chickens injected with hormones

Good Carbs

  • Most fruits: Berries top the list. Organic is better especially if you will be eating the skin. Consider local grown fruits and enjoy the variety of in-season eating.
  • Most vegetables
  • Sweet Potatoes

Bad Carbs

  • Processed foods
  • French fries & other fried foods
  • Grains & breads
  • Pastries, cookies, and most desserts
  • Sugars
  • Fruit juice, sweet tea, & sodas

Good Fats

    Coconut oil
  • Coconut and coconut oil (best oil for cooking)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Healthy nuts: pistachios, almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans
  • Wild caught salmon
  • Organic butter
  • Avocados

Bad Fats

  • Trans fats, partially hydrogenated fats, and high polyunsaturated oils
  • Canola & cottonseed oils
  • Margarine
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Deep-fried foods
  • Soybeans
  • Corn

Call us at 757.467.5258 to arrange an appointment with Kempsville Chiropractic. You can also contact us using one of our appointment forms. In addition to helping you with your chiropractic needs, we would be glad to consult with you about your nutritional well being. If any of your friends and family can benefit from this article, please recommend this article to them.

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