5. Conclusion

According to our experiment’s results, white rice got broken down the fastest followed by basmati rice, corn flakes, wheat flour than bread flour. This results helps us conclude that white rice is the most suitable for patients who require food that gets digested easily not stressing the body at the same time releasing the glucose to the body at a faster rate providing them instant energy for the body to carry out its function well at the same time fight against the disease. Followed by basmati rice, corn flakes then wheat flour. Lastly bread flour gets digested at a slower rate providing sufficient amounts of energy needed for the patient’s body to carry out its daily activities at the same time releasing the glucose at a slower and stable rate to the body.






From these results we are able to conclude the most suitable food type for the different health requirements. These conclusions and findings allow patients to choose the most suitable food type to consume when they are affected by a disease or suffering from a health condition. Our conclusions allow people to conclude that white rice is the most suitable for patients who require food that gets digested easily without stressing the body, at the same time releasing the glucose to the body at a faster rate which provides them with instant energy for the body to carry out its functions well while fighting the disease at the same time. Thus, white rice is the most suitable for patients suffering from diarrhea as their output of energy is larger than their input of energy as according to our research and white rice provides the patients with sufficient as well as instant energy, thus proving that it is the most suitable for them (Kay, 2012).Our final conclusion is that this is the order of food which people who are sick should eat, starting with the food type that gets digested the fastest: white rice, basmati rice, corn flakes, wheat flour, bread flour which allows people to conclude the food type that meets their dietary requirements.They are also able to conclude the most suitable food type from our proven hypothesis  which is that the food with the lowest amount of starch, white rice, will get digested the fastest.


Our results also allow people, like diabetic patients and patients with dumping syndrome to conclude which food best suits their dietary requirements. Since diabetic patients and patients with dumping syndrome cannot have large and sudden amounts of glucose to suddenly enter their bloodstream, they require food that releases glucose at a slow and steady pace as according to our research (M. C, 2016). According to our experiment, bread flour is the most suitable starchy food for them to consume. Thus, people who suffer from health conditions such as diabetes and dumping syndrome are able to select the food type that best suits their dietary requirements like bread flour as it took the longest time to get broken down and thus releases glucose at the most stable and slow rate (NIH, September 13) They are also able to conclude the most suitable food type from our proven hypothesis  which is that the food with the lowest amount of starch, white rice, will get digested the fastest.
Overall, our experiment and our research project helps people who suffer from various health conditions and diseases to conclude which is the most suitable food that meets their dietary requirements from the 5 types of common food that we experimented on or our final conclusion statement which is our hypothesis that the food with the lowest amount of starch, white rice, will get digested the fastest. . Our conclusion proves that our hypothesis is correct.


Our research leads to a further study on why our results on basmati rice did not match our hypothesis and our research.  Basmati rice was the only food type that did not tally along with our hypothesis and research. Moreover, the 3 tests of basmati rice showed that basmati rice was the second fastest to get digested, which did not tally with our research and hypothesis. Thus, our research could lead to further studies on why basmati rice did not match our hypothesis and our current research when all the other food types did. It also leads to further studies of investigating if there is a difference between the simulated digestion and the original digestion.


Our research can also lead to further studies on why lesser amount of starch in a food type gets digested faster as well as investigating what factors cause a difference in the digestion time and process. Since our experimentation only included 5 of the common food types, more food types can be tested during further studies and experimentation. Our research can also lead to further studies of experimenting and concluding the most suitable dietary preference for other common diseases and health conditions. This can also include the research and experimentation on other food types such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.


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(b) Journals


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