Melons Full of flavor and nutrition.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC takes care of back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in
healing and continued health. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages
healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition
benefits. Forward thinking researchers are even trying
new ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! La Grande
chiropractic services clients will see this research is quite
BENEFITS OF MELONS
Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive
compounds – offered 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 used 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 contributes 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 susceptible
to surface contamination. What did researchers do in an attempt to
tamp down this issue? They created a hybrid by crossing 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 extensively just where
the nutrients are in each level of the fruit tissues! (3) Amazing
what gets a person‘s attention , is it not?
FUTURE OF MELONS’ NUTRITION
Another curious side note found
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 method didn’t negatively
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 attempting as global population grows
to 9.9 billion by 2050 to keep us fed and healthy!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic
appointment today. May you enjoy some melon
knowing how just how well you are taking care of yourself!