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Unformatted text preview: the diet prevalent at that time: high consumption of meat (often salt pork), refined carbohydrates, alcohol consumption, and to establish more balanced, moderate habits (see McGee p.463). It mainly promoted a vegetarian diet, use of whole grains. Sylvester Graham was a Presbyterian minister and dietary reformer. He became a crusader for proper eating and temperance. He believed that diet was the determining factor in health. Graham promoted a vegetarian diet based on whole grains, unseasoned foods, and daily exercise. He believed that highly seasoned foods and meat were stimulating, sinful food. Graham marketed whole wheat flour and products (as crackers), made of Graham flour. Dr. James Caleb Jackson was influenced by Graham’s preaching. In 1863, he created America’s first breakfast cereal GRANULA (made with Graham flour). Ellen White (Sister White) was one of the founders of the Seventh‐day Adventist Church. Also advocated against alcohol and promoted a vegetarian diet. She established the Western Health Reform Instit...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2013 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Summer '08 term at UC Davis.
- Summer '08
- The Jungle