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Khadija - My name is Khadija Manji. I am 13 years old and live in Toronto, Ontario. I have always been into the maths, sciences, and arts. I enjoy playing basketball and baseball. I got the inspiration from my project after reading an article my mom showed me about all the cures spices provide us. I noticed that one thing all the spices had in common was that they helped lower glucose levels. After researching and finding out about how diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, I wondered if there was a spice that could help diabetics control their glucose levels. For further investigations for this project, I would like to test the spices on diabetic participants to see if they actually have an effect on the human body. I would also like to test various other spices and foods to see if they have different effects on glucose levels. For those thinking about doing a project, I recommend doing something you are passionate about. The world of science has so many opportunities that enable us to help people in many different ways, but if you are not passionate about something you will get nowhere. Thank You
Zoha - Zoha Sojoudi is a tiny yet cheerful little girl who adores science, math, and English literature. She believes that the satisfaction of learning is greater than all, and the benefit gained from it is miraculous. Zoha also participates in soccer and basketball tournaments every year. She also enjoys expressing herself through visual and dramatic arts. Earlier in 2017, Zoha and her science fair partner Khadija Manji became aware of the dangers of diabetes, and how common it is today. They also read an article on the effects of spices on high glucose levels, which is what diabetics suffer from. They became fascinated in the powers of spices. Having learned this, they decided to compare these spices and see which lowered glucose levels the most. In the future, they are looking at creating spice pills to simplify spice consumption. They will also continue conducting naturopathic experiments now that they have been enlightened on the powers of natural medicines. When completing a science project it is very important that the chosen topic is something the student is passionate about, ensuring they will enjoy the process. Additionally, in order to be successful in a large project, the student must develop time management skills.

Khadija Manji, Zoha Sojoudi

Sugar or Spice?
City:Thornhill, ON, North York, ON
School:As-Sadiq Islamic
Abstract:This experiment hoped to determine which spice; cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, or black cumin best lowered the glucose levels in the body. Cinnamon is able to hinder carbohydrate digestive enzymes allowing it to slow the breakdown of carbohydrates. This resulted in cinnamon best being able to lower the glucose levels. Cinnamon provides safer, cheaper, and more natural ways to control diabetes.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Junior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 000.00