Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and continued health. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka promotes
healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying
novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Sitka
chiropractic services clients will see this research is quite
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 – piqued
researchers’ attention for its antioxidative, anticholesterol, antidiabetic,
antibiotic (against pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses), properties and stimulation of thyroid function. (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 healthy
melons adds 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 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 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) Amazing
what grabs a person‘s attention , isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another curious side note discovered
in doing research on the nutritional value of
melons is about growing melons (particularly the “carosello
leccese” version of Curcumis melo L.) in a soilless, greenhouse environment with
LEDs as supplementary light. This process 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 global population expands
to 9.9 billion by 2050 to keep us fed and healthy!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 Sitka chiropractic
appointment today. May you savor some melon
knowing how just how good you are being to