Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic promotes
healthy eating, and fruits deliver great nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are attempting
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Fort Wayne
chiropractic services clients will see this research is quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – provided 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 review
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 contributes 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 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 described as rich sources of many human-healthy nutrients.
The researchers studied and explained extensively just where
the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Amazing
what grabs a person‘s attention , isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note discovered
in doing research on 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 didn’t adversely
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 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment soon. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how good you are being to