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Old 03-08-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Nice melons?

I never used to eat melons, that Mercola dude put me off saying they are always full of mold. Devany likes them though, and they make a change from apples and berrys. Lots of potassium too i think, and a high water content.

Watermelon has lots of lycopene, and carotenes
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20XQ.html


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Old 03-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Watermellons are supposed to be good for the kidneys (disolving any kidney stones). Never tried it but a great flush is eating watermellon only all day long and drinking lots of water. Obviously not for diabetics.

Mercola worries a bit too much for my book. Rotational diets should be able to fix any small imperfections in food.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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I dig cantaloupe.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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Mould where? I love all kinds of melons.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Alicia,
The mold is on the outer skin of the melons, which is then believed to be dragged inside along the flesh when it is cut open.

Evolutionary biology-wise, as a person of nearly all Scandinavian heritage, I personally avoid most tropical fruit (except for the occasional pineapple).
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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I was REALLY looking for something else in this thread! I love mellons...we have a profusion of them here in N. California. Great treats int he summer. Mercola is pretty good on some stuff, a bit out to lunch on others.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:36 AM   #7
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I was REALLY looking for something else in this thread!
Sighhhhhhhh.........join the club.........if I keep seeing this thread it's going to break me and cost me alot of $1 one night......
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #8
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I thought I'd do a quick research search on this topic for my own benefit:

Moisture content, mould invasion and seed germinability of stored melon

Natural occurrence of moulds and aflatoxin B1 in melon seeds from markets in Nigeria

Moulds and yeasts in fruit salads and fruit juices.

Searching on PubMed under "mould" (or "mold") and "melon" comes up with a whole bunch of stuff related to cantaloupes and microbes--enough to raise a suspicious eyebrow, IMO.

Melons likely aren't much of a concern for true low carb Paleo dieters. They might be quite a concern for those Paleo dieters who see fruit included on the list and start going batty over melon--I knew a guy who did this and he said he felt like hell and actually gained weight (and this was a big guy to begin with!).
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Watermellons are supposed to be good for the kidneys (disolving any kidney stones). Never tried it but a great flush is eating watermellon only all day long and drinking lots of water. Obviously not for diabetics.
Watermellon is also great if you ever find yourself with pretty savvy prop-bettors and get into a food eating contest bet. It normally goes something like this:

Me: I love a,b,c I could eat 10 lbs of it a day.

Them: You can't eat 10 lbs of anything, wanna bet?

Me: Sure, but I pick the food item.

Them: Deal.

Me: I pick watermellon, here's where you send the money....
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Living in North Queensland melons are all year round.

A good partytrick.... cut a small hole in to a water melon and stick a bottle of Vodka or Tequila in the hole and leave it sit for a couple of hours so the entire bottle empties in there, place it in the freezer over night and ..... well you get the drift. Healthy way to get wasted Very good for summer days at the beach.
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