Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and sustained health. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa promotes
healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are attempting
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! West Des Moines
chiropractic services clients will see this research is quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every part 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 utilized 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 healthy
melons adds 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 susceptible
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 each level of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting
what grabs a person excited, isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another curious 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 method 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 researchers
are trying as global population expands
to 9.9 billion by 2050 to keep us fed and healthy!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cox with on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates 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 West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment now. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!