Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Satterwhite Chiropractic treats back pain and neck pain and all types
of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and sustained health. Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages
healthy eating, and fruits provide great nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Oxford
chiropractic services clients will find that research quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every part of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – offered 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 thyroid
function stimulation. (1) Agricultural
researchers utilized 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 reported 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 come up with an orange-fleshed
honeydew melon fruit! This new fruit “Cucumis melo L.” is reported
to be rich sources of many 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 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 researchers
are trying as global population grows
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.
Make your Oxford chiropractic
appointment now. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!