Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center takes care of back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and continued health. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center promotes
healthy eating, and fruits deliver great nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Pensacola
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. One
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 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 don’t think about
is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are reported 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 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‘s attention , 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 didn’t 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 investigators
are attempting as our world 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 to The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Make your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment soon. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!