Lean Protein Sources

If you’ve been in a car accident or have a condition that affects the spine, such as vertebral subluxation complex, the muscles can spasm, stiffen, weaken or waste away. In addition, if scar tissue develops, muscle tone can change. All of this can affect your mobility, comfort and ability to perform certain functions and movements. More importantly, the muscles surround and give the body’s skeleton its support. When muscles are compromised, bones — including the spine — can lose their natural alignment.

Why Are Lean Proteins Important to Your Chiropractic Treatment?

Proteins are our body’s building blocks for strong and healthy bones, skin, muscles, cartilage and blood. They are also the building blocks of vitamins, enzymes and hormones.

So, what does this mean in terms of chiropractic care?

When protein is properly synthesized by the body, it speeds up tissue repair, prevents atrophy caused by immobilization and fortifies connective tissue, which can expedite your recovery time when combined with chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments and soft tissue work.

As an additional benefit, lean proteins can help you feel fuller longer. This can lead to weight loss as you are more likely to minimize the number of calories consumed. Weight loss helps to relieve stress on the body’s skeleton, so, if the bones are out of alignment, avoiding this added pressure can reduce pain. In addition, if spinal adjustments have been performed to bring the spine into line, weight management can help prevent the spinal bones from slipping out of place again.

What Are Some Additional Benefits of Lean Proteins?

Aside from the advantages aforementioned, proteins can aid in heart health. This has been examined in studies, including one conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine. They found that participants who removed 10 percent of their calories from carbohydrates and replaced them with protein experienced a 21-percent deduction in their risk for cardiovascular disease. Their blood pressure and cholesterol levels lowered as well.

Which Lean Proteins Should You Choose?

Not all proteins are created equal. Some protein-rich foods contain large amounts of saturated fat, which can cause cholesterol levels to spike and boost your chance of developing heart disease. For this reason, you should avoid or minimize your consumption of full-fat dairy, hot dogs, processed lunch meat, fatty cuts of meat, bacon and regular ground beef. Instead, your choices should include:

  • Skinless chicken breast
  • Legumes, including beans
  • Turkey
  • Round steak
  • Top sirloin
  • 90-percent lean ground beef
  • Fish

To learn more about how lean proteins can help with your chiropractic treatment, speak with your chiropractor today.

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1305 W. 96th Street Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46260


317-580-9867


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Our 96th Street office is convenient to north Indianapolis, Nora, Carmel, and Zionsville.

Chiropractic Office Hours - Dr. Mary Jo Johnson

Monday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Therapeutic Massage Hours - Becky Troyer, CMT

Monday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

11:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

11:30 am-7:40 pm

Thursday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

Special appointment only.

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Lily Rigby, CMT

Monday:

11:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:20 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

11:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

10:20 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Johnson is an amazing chiropractor and an amazing woman. Her staff is great, everyone is kind and there to be of service. Dr. Johnson will help you get your whole wellness life together, and will do it with kindness and care. I would send anyone here."
    Mr. K.
  • "Fantastic people doing great work in this office. I have had back pain since my mid-20's. The chiropractic work helped, but then Kurt was able to help me figure out I had a wheat intolerance that was the root cause of my problems. If you are looking for a great support system for your health needs, look no further!"
    Jeff C.
  • "I love this place!!!  I had never been to a Chiropractor before, i thought they were scary, with all the old school treatment.  Dr. Johnson is the best, her treatment plan has worked for me, i was a mess when i first went there, i suffered for months with the pain in neck, upper back and shoulders, starting the treatment on 5/25/2019.  i am so much better now!Her staff is also friendly and kind, and very knowledgeable, her front desk receptionist, Emily, is the best also!  Thank you all so much!"
    Kim K.
  • "Thank you Dr. Johnson - your gentle and holistic approach to chiropractic care and wellness is greatly appreciated. Your work and that of your wellness team is among the best!"
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