Celery-The Magic Weight Loss Veggie

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While analysing scenario B: “Celery- The Magic Weight Loss Veggie,” it has been evident that the author included extraordinary claims that were not necessarily supported by substantial evidence such as its inexpensive, yet powerful quality that allows the reduction of blood pressure, to providing a heightened boost to one’s immune system. Lilienfeld et al. (2014) tells us that an extraordinary claim requires more rigorous evidence than a less remarkable claim; these few benefits can also be found in other vegetables, which makes this “magic weight loss veggie” not so extraordinary as it may seem. Also, the study that had been conducted to research effects of celeries only represented fifty two participants which is a very poor claim. Hence, this scenario fails to follow this scientific principle. Another scientific principle that scenario B did not do a good job following, is replicability. Replicability is a scientific claim that takes authenticity into account, where studies are replicated multiple times in a successful manner (Lilienfeld et al, 2014). Results from the study confirmed previous research indicated that celery was the…show more content…
This is a very important scientific principle to take into consideration when a psychological claim is being examined because it allows one to question if there are other possibilities that could have triggered the result. In this case, the benefits of celeries are just as similar to other vegetables and does not necessarily contain a distinct “weight- loss” ingredient but rather provides a general overlook of how participants adjusted their diet into a healthy one. Other reasons could be exercise or another diet plan that is just as effective as it may not work the same for all

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