Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
Novelli Wellness Center treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and continued health. Novelli Wellness Center promotes
healthy eating, and fruits provide great nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are even trying
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Orchard Park, NY
chiropractic services clients will find that research very
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every part of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – offered health benefits in a new study. A
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 used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis to study
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 reported to be prone
to surface contamination. What did researchers do to try to
tamp down this issue? They crossed them with
honeydew (“non-netted muskmelons”) to create an orange-fleshed
honeydew melon fruit! This new fruit “Cucumis melo L.” is reported
to be rich sources of quite a few human-healthy nutrients.
The researchers studied and explained extensively just where
the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting
what grabs a person‘s attention , isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another curious side note found
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 adversely
impact the nutritional value. The bioactive compounds for human
health were still present 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!
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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 Orchard Park, NY chiropractic
appointment soon. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how good you are being to