Super power food integrated essay

The reading passage presents some supporting points about superpower food, and states that this food provides more energy and prevents humans from many diseases. However, the lecturer contradicts each of this point and states that there is no scientific evidence that this food actually benefits humans, so people should not trust the research that are not approved scientifically.

To begin with, the reading passage states that according to many studies blueberry is superpower food, and it improves the function of brains and motor movements. However, the lecturer states that these studies are done on rats and mice. There is no correlation with humans and mice. This way, we can not trust on this kinds of research, which does not have enough data that proves the effect of this food on humans. Thus, this appears to be a contradiction to the information stated in the reading.

In addition, the reading passage states that according to the study, tomatoes and tomato based products are major source of carotenoids and help to reduce cholesterol and treat prostate cancer. However, the lecturer points out that this research is not scientifically proven, and creates misconception among people. They start eating this food in their diet, but this food does not prevent cancer and other disease. Thus, this disputes the point made in the reading passage about tomatoes.

Last but not least, the reading passage mentions that broccoli and garlic reduce the cholesterol level in blood. Nevertheless, the lecturer states that according to studies, garlic declined the cholesterol level only for first three months. After that the cholesterol level remained the same in the next six months observation. This directly challenges the assertion stated in the reading passage about garlic and broccoli.

TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a life sciences class (2)

Hi Jatkin, I thought you did a pretty good job with this essay. You got almost all of the lecture’s points, but a couple of your explanations were slightly misleading or overstating the arguments made in the lecture. Your writing was clear, but you did have a few words and phrases that could have been a little more natural. Overall, I would rate this a 4 out of 5, but pretty close to a 4.5