Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic treats back pain and neck pain and all types
of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and sustained health. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic promotes
healthy eating, and fruits provide great nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! McHenry
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. A
certain melon from Honduras – the Galia variety – attracted
researchers’ attention for its antioxidative, anticholesterol, antidiabetic,
antibiotic (against pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses), properties and stimulation of thyroid function. (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 healthful
melons adds to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us do not think about
is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are said to be prone
to surface contamination. What did researchers do in an attempt 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 described as rich 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) Interesting
what gets a person excited, is it not?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another curious side note discovered
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 method did not negatively
affect 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 attempting 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 describes 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 McHenry chiropractic
appointment soon. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!