Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Chiropractic Solutions takes care of back pain and neck pain and all types
of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and sustained health. Chiropractic Solutions encourages
healthy eating, and fruits deliver superior nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are even trying
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! San Jose
chiropractic services clients will find that research quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – provided health benefits in a new study. One
certain melon from Honduras – the Galia variety – piqued
researchers’ attention for its antioxidative, anticholesterol, antidiabetic,
antibiotic (against pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses), properties and stimulation of thyroid function. (1) Agricultural
researchers utilized gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis to review
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 consider
is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are reported to be prone
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 each level of the fruit tissues! (3) Amazing
what gets a person excited, is it not?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note found
in doing research on the nutritional value of
melons is about growing melons (particularly the “carosello
leccese” version of Curcumis melo L.) in a soilless, greenhouse environment with
LEDs as supplementary light. This process did not adversely
affect the nutritional value. The bioactive compounds for human
health were still there including methyl gallate (antioxidative
and antiviral), α-tocopherol, and β-carotene. (4) Interesting what today’s researchers
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 San Jose chiropractic
appointment soon. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!