At O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic we provide services that correct the spine and help open our patients up to a whole new quality of life. Another part of what we do is provide information and education to our patients that will help them boost their wellness on a daily basis.
Below are a few foods and beverages that you can easily do without that are seriously affecting your health, resulting in cognitive dysfunction, inflammation, and more.
This one might be hard to pass up when you’re in a rush in the morning, but bagels don’t really have a lot of nutritional value in and of themselves. If you’re going to make the argument that you put a lot of healthy stuff on it you could easily put that healthy stuff on a healthier bread or even sliced cucumber and tomato.
2.) Orange Juice
Orange juice is very high in sugar content and sends your body into a shock of sorts because you’re not getting any of the fiber associated with eating fruit. Even in smoothies, try to make them veggie dominant, with very little fruit. If you must add fruit, add fruits high in antioxidant, like berries. Bananas are also a good choice, though you’d be hard-pressed to find banana juice.
3.) Milk Chocolate
Once you switch to dark chocolate, try milk chocolate again and you’ll taste how much sugar is packed in there. It will feel practically sinful. Sugars can boost inflammation in the body, which can lead to all sorts of conditions, like diabetes, certain types of cancers, and even Alzheimer’s.
4.) Salty Peanuts
You might think you’re eating healthy when you eat that entire can of salty peanuts, but you would be wrong. There’s tons of sodium and the wrong types of fats. Instead, opt for raw almonds and walnuts, which are healthy brain food and will help you get your clean protein fix.
Cutting sodas from your diet is one of the best things you can do for yourself on this list. Sugars are packed with sodas and flavor additives and are harmful to your teeth and your body. Instead, opt for sugar-free substitutes or mineral water.
Chiropractic care is another great way to boost your wellness. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your one-on-one appointment today.