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Your Diet

Your Diet and Chiropractic Care

Your chiropractor is trained in nutrition and how diet effects your health and overall well being. To your chiropractor, nutrition comprises more than simply three meals a day. The chiropractic profession views nutrition as the materials needed to maintain your health, and includes the vitamin, mineral, and tissue building quality of what you eat. Some foods should be avoided, while others consumed more frequently. You should consult your chiropractor directly for your specific nutrient requirements, but here is a general list to consider.

You should avoid:

White refined sugar and candy

Smoking and alcohol

Caffeine, found in coffee and cola drinks

"Junk Foods", and empty calories

Salt and foods high in salt content

You should increase your intake of:

Water

Fruits and vegetables

Whole grain breads and cereals

Lean cut red meats

Fish and poultry

Skim milk and low fat dairy products

Remember, your specific condition may require special dietary requirements, consultant your local chiropractor.

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