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Tomato – The God Food for Nutrition and Human Health

Tomato – The God Food for Nutrition and Human Health

A recent study conducted at Ohio State University in the US reported that the dietary carotenoids, that gives tomatoes their colour, will protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) light damage. With the number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer increases with each passing year, it’s a good news that the daily consumption of tomato may cut the chances of skin cancer.

This small, round, sweet, juicy, delicious red fruit is one of the largest consuming vegetables in the world, not only because of its culinary purpose but also due to its numerous health benefits and nutrition. Tomato for skin cancer was just the latest example for its infinite fitness blessings.

From the time immemorial, there exists a long love affair between man and tomato due to its capacity for better acclimatization to various environment. Today, it comes in a vast array of varieties differing in colour, size, shape and taste. Now tomato has emerged as one of the most desired vegetables in the world due to its unique taste and nutritional qualities. More than 100 new tomato varieties are being made available in the world market with each passing year.

The health benefits of tomatoes gave it the title “God food” and forms an integral part of cuisines all over the world. Tomato is also a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous and copper. Organic compounds like lycopene also attribute to the health benefits. The criteria for selection of tomato varies with country and the culture. Asian markets for tomatoes are particular about lighter colours while in European markets, small shapes of tomatoes are preferred.

So how the “God food” dominate the seed market? A report by Market Intelligence, a market research firm, states, ‘The Tomato Seed Market revenue covers a whopping 829.8 Million USD of the 7.8 Billion USD revenue of Vegetable Seed Market’. The numerical figure clearly depicts the dominance of seed market by tomatoes.

Tomato is the most widely grown and consumed vegetable globally. China is the largest producer of tomatoes followed by India, United States, Turkey and Egypt. The food processing market occupies 30% of the destination market for tomato while 70% of it is consumed as fresh produce.

Nowadays, the main focus of leading seed companies all over the globe is to improve the yield, adaptability to various climatic conditions and developing varieties with disease and pest tolerance. High emphasis has been laid to developing disease resistance tomatoes because tomato is attacked by more than 200 diseases and pests. Some of the important diseases of tomatoes are bacterial wilt, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV), Groundnut Bud Necrosis Virus (GBNV), etc. Breeders from companies are also working on developing flavours for the final taste of tomatoes. The growth of tomato seed is heavily credited to the use of hybrid seeds and usage of high-value experimental varieties in developed economies. Although the investment in this industry is high, the return on investment is dramatically encouraging farmers globally to adopt hybrid tomato seeds for its …

Making a Career Change – Self Assessment Activities

Making a Career Change – Self Assessment Activities

It is estimated that a person will have over 15 different jobs in their lifetime. The days of picking one career and sticking with it for a number of years has long passed. Even though career changes are a part of life the decision to make that career change will never get easier. There are a lot of factors that go into making that career change. However the most important factor will be the self assessment that goes with making a career change.

Self assessment activities are one of the most popular ways that people decide to make a career change. It allows a person to be able to look within themselves, assess what their current wants and needs are and figure out if they are meeting them through their current career. Engaging in self assessment activities prevents a person from making a career change quickly and without much thought behind it. Self assessment activities make sure that making that huge decision to change career paths is done because it is something you truly want and not just a passive phase.

There are a number of self assessment activities that are available for those considering making a career change. It is recommended that a person make a list of pros and cons about their current job and what would come of changing career paths. If you are finding it hard to make up a list of pros and cons there are plenty of self assessment tests and checklists available online that can help direct your thinking and list making. Another self assessment activity that is recommended is to engage in keeping a journal. This will allow you to see what your feelings are from day to day and help aid in the decision to change careers.

Making a career change is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Changing careers can have a massive impact on a person’s life. It can change the types of jobs they are eligible for, schooling that is needed, their personal life and even how a person feels about herself. Self assessment activities allow a person to be able to take a step back and see if a change in careers is really what the best choice is for them and what direction to take after that decision is made. It prevents people from making a quick decision to change careers without thinking it all the way through.…

How To Find Public Speaking Engagements And Become Successful In Your Career

How To Find Public Speaking Engagements And Become Successful In Your Career

How many new customers or clients do you want to attract this year? Well, I have found that using public speaking is a very effective marketing tool that can bring in new business.

So, if public speaking is so effective, why isn’t everyone using public speaking to attract new customers and clients? Here, there are two main reasons: 1. People haven’t learned how to overcome their fear of public speaking. 2. Nobody ever told them that public speaking was a great way to find new customers. So, they never bothered to use it.

Now there are “four main tips” that will help you become a confident speaker. Who gets speaking engagements:

Tip #1

“Goals” – Determine what specific goal you want to achieve by giving many speeches. – Example: Perhaps you want to attract 100 new customers or clients in the next twelve months.. Also, by choosing a specific goal,you will find it easier to determine the number of speeches you will need to give to attain your goals. I have found that most speakers should give between 50 to 150 speeches per year. This will help them attain their goals.

Tip #2

“Have A Slow And Safe Way To Practice Your Speeches”. – Most speech classes or training groups tend to have you give a long speech to a group of people. This is not an effective training method. It is better to let people feel safe and develop slowly by giving short speeches of a one minute or two minute duration. When the new speaker feels more confident, they will then be eager to try a five minute or ten minute speech. So, let each person develop at their own pace. Many shy people, have overcome their fear of public speaking, by using this kind of “slow and safe” method. – Eventually, they will be excited about giving a 30 minute speech.

Tip #3

“Willingness To Give Speeches” – I find that most new speakers have not committed to giving a certain amount of speeches each year. When I ask them if they are willing to give one speech each week for the next four weeks, they usually will not commit to it. So, if they will not give speeches for the next four weeks, then they definitely will not commit to giving 50 speeches in a one year period. On the other hand, there are speakers who are excited about achieving their goals and they commit to giving over 100 speeches each year.

So, start slowly, and see if you are willing to give 50 speeches in the next 12 months. I think that you will get more excited about giving speeches, as you find that public speaking is helping you achieve your goals.

Tip #4

“Knowing How To Make A Profit From Your Speeches” – Here are some questions that you will need to ask yourself:

1. How do I find 50 speaking engagements each year?

2. How do I give speeches for free, in order …