Reflection

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This blog has been an interesting experience and has opened me to a new perspective in the social media world. Before this class, I was new to the blogging world and had no idea how to navigate through it. It was difficult for me to write to a wide audience because I am used to writing to my peers on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. It was also difficult keeping my ideas fresh and original in order to keep the reader interested. Nonetheless, this blog post has been a humbling experience and has taught me a lot about myself as a writer in an electronic environment. I hope that the information that I have provided gave you some new insight to your daily diet and hopefully you will make some changes to ensure a better tomorrow! Don’t worry, this is not a goodbye, but a thank you!

Social Media’s Role In Nutrition

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Social Media has had a significant role in the communication between healthcare professionals and their patients. It is important that those who use social media as their main outlet to receive nutrition information receive accurate and up date information. It is difficult to get the right information across with all of the misleading information circulating the World Wide Web. However, on the positive side, social media has provided those with the latest information by healthcare professionals. For example, in an article published in American Society for Nutrition, Dr. Michael Burney stated, “ Consumers should be guided by the preponderance of the evidence, not a single report. Social media offers a much more immediate and interactive avenue to offer that balanced perspective.” Technology has changed the way we communicate information. Access to valid information has become more convenient but also harder to find because so many people claim to be the right view towards nutrition. The more opinions that surface, the harder it becomes to determine what information is valid and what information is just being said in order to gain popularity. Therefore, thorough research must be done in order to find what is right and what is wrong. That is the beauty of the internet, there are so many options to choose from, we just have to choose the right one.

Packing a Nutritious Punch to Your Sandwich!

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When I think of sandwich, I often think of a nice Ham and Cheese, with a lot of ham and a lot of cheese! However, when you look at the bigger picture, the amount of sodium added and the amount of absent nutrients is ridiculous. This type of sandwich is only promoting an unhealthy lifestyle. But, there is a way to spice up your daily routine of that Ham and Cheese sandwich. An alternative solution is to create a Salmon with chili aioli. This sandwich provides the essential omega 3 fatty acids that are needed to boost heart health and lower triglycerides. You can also add rye bread instead of wheat bread as it contains 5 grams of fiber. Here is the ingredient list and enjoy!

Mix 3 tablespoons low-fat mayo and 1 teaspoon jarred sriracha chili sauce; set aside. Combine one 5-ounce can salmon, juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, 1 minced garlic clove, and salt to taste. Divide between 2 slices of rye; top each with arugula, tomato, half the aioli, and a second slice of rye.

Spinach Boosts Strength

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It turns out that Spinach has been shown to improve performance. It contains nitrates that deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles when working out. Although spinach can taste awful at times, a good way to add it in your diet is to mix it with your salad or add them to a juice drink in order to lessen the taste if you can not handle it.

Freshly Squeezed Juices Work!

 

When I think of a juicer, I think of nasty carrot juice mixed with celery and tomatos.  However, this “nasty juice” can help you with your daily routine and provide the necessary nutrients that will keep your engine running longer. The beauty of a juicer is the fact that you have the freedom to combine various fruits and vegetables to make your own drink.  For instance, leafy greens, such as lettuce, or spinach contains magnesium, which is an essential ingredient for energy metabolism.  Other fruits such as berries or kiwis, if added, can account for more than 100% of your Daily Value of Vitamin C! Other fruits such as pomegranates and tart cherry juice contain anthocyanidins–antioxidants that help protect muscles.  Treat your body like if you were driving a Lamborghini Gallardo. Put the Grade A oil inside your engine instead of the Grade D oil. Protect your car with wax and constant washing. It only takes a few minutes to create a tasty juice that will provide the healthy energy to help your day run smooth and accident free!

 

Tomato’s Stop Cancer!

Veggies? Who eats veggies? However, a tomato, classified as a fruit by science, has been known to stop pancreatic cancer. It has a chemical called a phytochemical. A phytochemical is a non-nutritive plant chemical that has protective or disease preventive properties.  Phytochemical’s can work as anti-oxidants, hormonal action, stimulation of enzymes, interface with DNA replication, antibacterial effect and physical action. Although they are not the best tasting veggie out there, tomato’s can help you!