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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Some Melon!

May 17, 2022

Melons Tasty and nutritious. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers treats back pain and neck pain and all such spine-related pain and knows nutrition is vital in healing and sustained health. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers promotes healthy eating, and fruits provide superior nutrition benefits. Forward thinking researchers are attempting novel ways to grow healthy melons enough to keep us all fed! Baton Rouge chiropractic services clients will see this research is quite intriguing!


Every piece of a melon - peels, seeds, and bioactive compounds – supplied health benefits in a new study. A specific 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 uncovered 37 compounds in whole fruit and 14 in seed extract. (2) Growing healthy melons adds to healthy humans!


Something most of us don’t think about is that cantalopes (“netted muskmelons”) are said to be prone to surface contamination. What did researchers do to try to tamp down this issue? They created a hybrid by crossing them with honeydew (“non-netted muskmelons”) to create an orange-fleshed honeydew melon fruit! This new fruit “Cucumis melo L.” is reported to be rich sources of quite a few human-healthy nutrients. The researchers studied and explained extensively just where the nutrients are in several parts of the fruit tissues! (3) Interesting what grabs a person excited, is it not?


Another curious 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 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 investigators are trying as our world 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. May you enjoy some melon knowing how just how good you are being to you!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares how nutritiously valuable melons can be for our chiropractic patients’ healing and health.