FoodNiche Provides Outlet for Healthy Dialogue
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 The Mankato Gazette

FoodNiche Provides Outlet for Healthy Dialogue

August 16, 2015
Photo courtesy via Facebook
Photo courtesy via Facebook
A new website has emerged as a platform for open dialogue between food & nutrition experts and the general public. The platform is called FoodNiche (see below link) and the site hopes to gain a foothold in the social media ecosystem that has new spawned several niche social gathering places online.

Music has ReverbNation and Bandcamp for artists to connect with fans and each other. Technology geeks have Mashable. ArtBistro and Behance cater to artists. Food is no exception. FoodNiche is set to become a leader in the social networks for food and nutrition by allowing for an open dialogue between real people, sort of like a LinkedIn for the food and health conscious of the United States. LinkedIn is the social network for professionals.

This new nutrition niche platform has built its user experience by studying and determining the best way to create an open experience between experts, foodies and those that want to diet or just understand healthy eating better, and of course incorporate taste. They sought to understand the average American's barrier to changing eating habits by digesting research, polls and studies in behavioral psychology, nutrition and other science in a variety of fields related to food, nutrition, health and people's perception, obstacles, awareness and other factors related to their diet.

Members can start for free with an invite to the social network. Also, they are on Facebook.

"Our goal at FoodNiche is to provide tools that make it easy for people to connect with people and find valuable information on how to nourish their body and avoid food that are detrimental to their well being. On our platform:

[Our] users can connect with people they know and trust to find reliable food and restaurant recommendation.

[Also,] users can join groups to connect with people with similar interest or connect with nutrition experts and lots more."

-FoodNiche on Facebook

FoodNiche also has the NourishX Challenge, which entails eating a few different types of veggies at each meal, consuming a lot of water each day and avoiding foods that are packaged.

According to the Digital Journal, the recommended diet includes the following:

Fruits and Vegetables
• Leafy greens
• Fermented vegetables
• Safe starches (white rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, taro root)
• Sugary vegetables (beets, carrots)
• Fruits
• Berries
Meat and Fish
• Organ meats
• Ruminants (beef, lamb, goat)
• Birds (duck, chicken, turkey)
• Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel)
• Shellfish
• Butter
• Sour cream
• Beef tallow
• Duck fat
• Coconut milk or oil
• Nut butters (except for peanut butter)
• Acids (from citrus fruits)
• Vinegars
• Broths or stocks (made from animal bones and joints)
Foods to Avoid:
• Sugars (added or artificial)
• Grains (white rice is okay)
• Vegetable oils (corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, canola oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil)
• Peanuts
• Alcohol
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