Melons Tasty and nutritious. Moriarty Chiropractic takes care of back pain and neck pain and all types of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in healing and continued health. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages healthy eating, and fruits provide great nutrition benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Nashua chiropractic services clients will find that research quite interesting!
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive compounds – provided health benefits in a new study. One 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 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 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 at length just where the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting what grabs 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 (particularly the “carosello leccese” version of Curcumis melo L.) in a soilless, greenhouse environment with LEDs as supplementary light. This method 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 researchers are attempting 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 describes 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment soon. May you enjoy some melon knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!