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An Examination of the Valuable Contributions of Oil Palm and Its Natural History in the Palm Oil Industry
This article examines the valuable contributions of oil palm and its natural history in the palm oil industry. The basal stem rot disease is a primary cause of infection which hampers the growth and profitability of the palm especially in South East Asia where reports of the disease are rampant. The root cause (pun intended...
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The Pros and Cons of Locavores in Community Wide Dietary Management
Community-Wide Dietary Management: What to Consider One could argue that community wide conformity with their dietary choices and market selection is almost a case of neighbor association gone overboard; however, the peculiarity of a societal dietary cult will be left to someone else’s imagination for the sake of importa...
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The Use of the Very Low Calorie Diets in Obese Individuals
Weight loss diets often target the reduction of carbohydrates or fat.
Although low-fat diets were popularly endorsed in the latter part of the
20th century, low-carbohydrate diets have regained popularity in recent
decades (Hall et al. 2015). Treatment with very low-calorie diets is
associated with greater initial weigh los...
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An Experiment on the Effects of Adding Flax Seed Meal in a Spaghetti Sauce Recipe to Increase Fiber for Colon Cancer
Abstract Objective: to determine the effects of adding flax seed meal in three different increments (14g, 21g, and 28g) in a spaghetti sauce recipe to modify it for an increase in fiber for Colon Cancer. Methods: Flaxseed meal was prepared in spaghetti sauce over a three-week period. The control contained no flaxseed meal...
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The Benefits of Using Butter Instead of Margarine
Butter- one of the most common item on breakfast tables worldwide, one of the most vital ingredients in cooking, without which we would be deprived of all our delicious cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins and other baked goodies. It is our foremost source of essential fatty acids and lipids, vitamins (A, D, E and K), lecit...
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The Journey to a Healthier Diet Through the Food Diary Project
Food Diary Project Reflection Before partaking in this food diary project, it was remarkable to see how often I had taken my daily diet for granted. Despite my constant promises to myself that I would switch to “healthier” eating and a more “balanced” diet, it was evident that I was unable to follow through. This project u...
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The History and Success of Spam
SPAM: The Ultimate Survivor Despite the revolting idea of eating congealed canned meat, Spam has
elated taste buds since World War II. For nearly 75 years Spam has been a
household name and is now served at McDonalds throughout Hawaii. Popular
around the world, Spam is making its way in to the stomachs and hearts of
t...
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An Analysis of the Experiment on the Genetically Modified Food
The purpose of this lab was to test a food to determine whether it is genetically modified using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We chose to test whether a watermelon was genetically modified. My group and I hypothesized that the watermelon is probably genetically modified because it is seedless, which is not natural for...
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The Benefits of Going Gluten Free
Going Gluten Free Gluten became a component of our diets when we switched from hunting to farming. We have been eating gluten for thousands of years but recently, a major change has occurred. Gluten free diets have been used to either solve dietary issues or lose weight, and this has led to a controversy. People did not c...
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An Analysis of the Gluten-Free Diets
Gluten-Free Diets Approximately 1% of the world’s population and 7% of Americans suffer from celiac disease, a disease in which the small intestine has difficulty digesting food when gluten is ingested. Because of this, they survive off of gluten-free diets. Gluten is a substance present in grains, especially wheat,...
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Leche's Instructions on Eating Fruit Properly
Who would have thought there were rules for eating fruit? Obviously, there are some guidelines, such as peeling a banana before you eat it or not eating the core and seeds of an apple, but according to Leché (2012) there is one: eat fruit on an empty stomach. She doesn’t say how much you should eat, but she does say that “f...
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The Career of a Dietitian
Family and Consumer Sciences has many different options underneath their name. Some of the options include; dietetics, hospitality, Textile and design, and so many more. One that really stands out when it comes to the Family and Consumer Science is dietetics. Dietitians first came around in the mid nineteen hundred. During...
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The History, Origins and Benefits of the Kiwi Fruit
Supermarket Botany: Kiwi When wandering through the produce section of my local grocery store, I have a tendency to gravitate toward the same everyday fruits. Apples and bananas are my usual choice, but for this assignment I decided to go with a slightly more exotic fruit that I still thoroughly enjoy eating, this fruit be...
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A Study of My Daily Food Consumption
Nutrition is the basis for a healthy life. It really is true that you are what you eat, and having a well-balanced diet ensures that you can live a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. Representing all of the food groups in a meal is an easy and familiar enough task, but on a deeper analysis of a diet, it can be surprising how...
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Vegan Lifestyle Is More Expensive but Not Healthier
Vegans are people who do not consume meat or anything that comes from animals. Their diet is mainly whole grain foods, fruit, and vegetables. In addition to not eating anything from animals, they also don’t wear materials that come from animals. After speaking to several vegans, I have learned that most of them chose to bec...
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The Reasons Why Stricter Regulations and Warnings Should Be Placed on the Marketing of Fast Food to Children
Should regulations be placed on the marketing of fast food to children? As members of the modern world, advertisement is all around us. It is on our televisions, smartphones, and in articles we read. This type of marketing can have remarkable consequences, especially on an audience so young and impressionable as children...
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A Research on the Positive and Negative Aspects and Beliefs About the Vegan Diet
Thesis: A research article that explains different aspects and beliefs about vegan diet, evaluates both the positive and negative sides of it and strengthens my position about the topic in presence of supportive arguments and information. Audience: My audience is anyone who is concerned about healthy diet, interested to le...
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An Annotated Bibliography on Vegan Diet and the Importance of a Mixed, Balanced Diet
Vegan Diet: An Annotated Bibliography Vegan diet is getting more popular day-by-day because of containing lower amount of calories, fats and cholesterol which is good for both body and cardiovascular health. Plant based diet provides us with higher amount of vitamins and minerals those are essential for body. Vegan diet...
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An Analysis of the Positive and Negative Aspects of Vegan Diet
A Critique of the Vegan Diet The article "Would We Be Healthier With a Vegan Diet?" by T. Colin
Campbell and Nancy Rodriguez was published in The Wall Street Journal on
September 18, 2012 that deals with both the positive and negative aspects
of vegan diet. T. Colin Campbell claims that vegan diet is healthier than...
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The Role of Calorimetry in Proper Diet
Lots of people have been on diets to lose weight, but they do not do the right techniques to figure out what is the most efficient way to lose all the excess fat. Some people will have a high carbohydrate diet, while others will start a diet that is mostly proteins. Many do not realize that part of losing weight is dependin...
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Fruit of the World Organization and Their Attempts to Limit the Number of the Banana Weevil
The non-governmental organization, Fruit of the World, works with vulnerable communities in developing countries that are struggling with their banana production programs. We have been hired for a project in West Africa, specifically the Ivory Coast, to help with Banana Weevil issue. The organization believed we could aid i...
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A Study of the Diets of the Brown Family, Aboubakar Family and the Ukita Family
A countries industrial development, social, economic and political standing, climate and geography affect the way people eat and how they value food. Food is an extremely important part of culture, which differs greatly from country to country. I studied three different families from very different countries around the wo...
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Study Shows the Hazards of Eating Red Meat
There’s been recent findings to suggest that red meats actually are a probable carcinogen. So I went and looked up an article from a reliable website and found a very detailed one on NBC’s website. In the article they start off blatantly letting us know, the world health organization(WHO) has declared that processed meats d...
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A Study on the Food Preferences of the Students of Douglas County High School
The lunch ladies of Douglas County High School, provide the students with a meal everyday for lunch. Serving pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Subway and the regular school food to people that buy lunch. Although, upperclassmen have the privilege to go out for lunch, but are all the students satisfied? Although, there is Chick-Fil-A and...
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What Foods Keep One Physically and Emotionally Healthy
What Does Food Do For Us? “Eat this! It’s good for you.” Or so say the countless TV commercial ads that demonize loose carbs and make the average American look like a lousy slob for eating the way they do. There is, however, some truth behind this mentality, and that is to think about what to eat and know the effects. Some...
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