Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Apple Country Chiropractic treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and continued health. Apple Country Chiropractic promotes
healthy eating, and fruits deliver great nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Williamson
chiropractic services clients will find that research very
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – supplied health benefits in a new study. One
specific melon from Honduras – the Galia variety – piqued
researchers’ attention for its antioxidative, anticholesterol, antidiabetic,
antibiotic (against pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses), properties and thyroid
function stimulation. (1) Agricultural
researchers used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis to study
the phytocompounds of Honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L.) extracts. They found
37 compounds in whole fruit and 14 in seed extract. (2) Growing healthy
melons adds to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us don’t think about
is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are said to be susceptible
to surface contamination. What did researchers do to try to
tamp down this issue? They created a hybrid by crossing them with
honeydew (“non-netted muskmelons”) to create an orange-fleshed
honeydew melon fruit! This new fruit “Cucumis melo L.” is reported
to be good sources of quite a few human-healthy nutrients.
The researchers studied and explained at length just where
the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting
what gets a person excited, is it not?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note discovered
in collecting research about the nutritional value of
melons is about growing melons (specifically the “carosello
leccese” version of Curcumis melo L.) in a soilless, greenhouse environment with
LEDs as supplementary light. This process did not negatively
impact the nutritional value. The bioactive compounds for human
health were still present including methyl gallate (antioxidative
and antiviral), α-tocopherol, and β-carotene. (4) Interesting what today’s investigators
are trying as our world population expands
to 9.9 billion by 2050 to keep us fed and healthy!
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cox with on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates more
specifically the nutrition of the disc and its relationship to The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic
appointment now. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how good you are being to