Melons Tasty and nutritious.
Pflugerville Wellness Center treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and sustained health. Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages
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! Pflugerville
chiropractic services clients will see this research is very
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – provided health benefits in a new study. One
certain melon from Honduras – the Galia variety – attracted
researchers’ attention for its antioxidative, anticholesterol, antidiabetic,
antibiotic (against pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, viruses), properties and stimulation of thyroid function. (1) Agricultural
researchers used 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 healthful
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 prone
to surface contamination. What did researchers do in an attempt 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 described as good sources of quite a few 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, 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 present including methyl gallate (antioxidative
and antiviral), α-tocopherol, and β-carotene. (4) Interesting what today’s researchers
are attempting 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 within The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment now. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how good you are being to