Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office treats back pain and neck pain and all types
of spine-related pain and knows nutrition is important in
healing and continued health. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office promotes
healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition
benefits. Future thinking researchers are attempting
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Groton
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. A
certain 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 review
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 do not consider
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 reported
to be good 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) Interesting
what grabs a person excited, isn’t it?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another interesting side note discovered
in doing research on 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 adversely
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 investigators
are trying as global population grows
to 9.9 billion by 2050 to keep us fed and healthy!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cox with on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates 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 Groton chiropractic
appointment now. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!