Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and sustained health. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages
healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Toronto
chiropractic services clients will see this research is very
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every part of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – supplied health benefits in a new study. A
specific 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 adds to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us do not 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 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 reported
to be good 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) Interesting
what gets a person excited, 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 did not negatively
affect 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 investigators
are trying as our world 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.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic
appointment soon. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!