Melons Full of flavor and nutrition. Young Chiropractic takes care of back pain and neck pain and all types of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in healing and sustained health. Young Chiropractic encourages healthy eating, and fruits provide great nutrition benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Easley chiropractic services clients will see this research is very intriguing!
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every part of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive compounds – provided 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 review the phytocompounds of Honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L.) extracts. They uncovered 37 compounds in whole fruit and 14 in seed extract. (2) Growing healthy melons contributes to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us do not consider is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are said to be susceptible to surface contamination. What did researchers do in an attempt to tamp down this issue? They crossed 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 extensively just where the nutrients are in each level of the fruit tissues! (3) Amazing what gets a person excited, isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note discovered in collecting research about 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 negatively impact 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 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 within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. May you savor some melon knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!