Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Vancouver Disc Centers 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. Vancouver Disc Centers 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! Vancouver
chiropractic services clients will find that research quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – supplied health benefits in a new study. One
certain melon from Honduras – the Galia variety – piqued
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 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 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 to try 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 extensively just where
the nutrients are in each level of the fruit tissues! (3) Amazing
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 (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 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 within The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment today. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!