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Archive for September, 2018

9 Foods That May Be More Nutritious When Cooked

Sometimes, adding heat makes veggies better for you in some ways. Here are nine vegetables that might be better for you when cooked: Spinach — This dark green leafy vegetable shrinks up when cooked, which makes it easier to eat more. And more spinach equals more nutrients! Spinach contains oxalic acid, which can hurt your body’s absorption of calcium and iron. But steaming spinach has been shown to cut the oxalic acid by five to 53%. Steaming also allows the spinach to retain its folate content, a B-vitamin that helps your body produce DNA. Asparagus — A 2009 study published in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology found that cooking asparagus increased its antioxidant and cancer-fighting activity (including…

5 Effective Low Back Exercises

We all have different pain triggers affecting the low back. Improper spinal movements, a fall, sport injuries and many other muscle strains can all make an impact. Watch the video below for five easy exercises to help prevent and potentially reduce low back pain. You may need more stability while others may need more mobility, so it’s important to check in with a chiropractor to make sure these exercises are right for you! #1 Diaphragmatic Breathing Start by laying on your back with knees bent. Place a hand on your upper chest and the other over your belly. This will allow you to feel the movement of your diaphragm as you breathe in and out. Breathe in slowly through your…

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