Melons Full of flavor and nutrition. Lombardy 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic promotes healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Augusta chiropractic services clients will see this research is very intriguing!
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive compounds – provided health benefits in a new study. A specific 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 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 healthy melons contributes to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us don’t consider is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are said to be susceptible to surface contamination. What did researchers do to try to tamp down this issue? They crossed 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 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) Interesting what gets a person excited, is it not?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note found 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 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 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment today. May you enjoy some melon knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!