Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats back pain and neck pain and all types
of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and sustained health. Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages
healthy eating, and fruits deliver superior nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Largo
chiropractic services clients will find that research very
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – provided health benefits in a new study. One
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 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 contributes to healthy humans!
A NEW MELON COMBINES BEST OF TWO MELONS
Something most of us don’t consider
is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are reported 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 reported
to be rich sources of many human-healthy nutrients.
The researchers studied and explained at length just where
the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting
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 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 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 to The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic
appointment soon. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!