Tag: Caffeine

Need more coffee to stay awake? Here’s why

write about caffeine

We came across this topic some time back and thought it would be good inspiration for a NutriScape.NET article written from the dietitian’s point of view. Here are some quick snippets you can follow.


  Phase 1 — Planning your article: Should take 40% of the time
1. Define the Topic.  
2. Define the Exact Audience:

·       Beginner vs. Experienced

·       Seeking a Basic vs. Deep understanding

 
3. Define the Overall message of the piece.  
4. Define the objective (“the angle”) of the piece:

·       To inform

·       To Persuade

·       To Provoke an Action

 
5. Consider Persuasion (Conversion) Techniques:

·       Pathos-Appeal to Emotion

o   Metaphors (It will be like a ________),

o   Use words to paint a picture.

·       Logos-Appeal to Reason/Logic

o   i.e., a great investment,

o   present the arguments (research shows…).

·       Ethos-Appeal to Authority

o   We’ve been doing this for years.

o   We’ve got these special qualifications.

o   Our clients have taught us…

List Persuasive Ideas
6. Title:

Title MUST make the reader click!

Check Title with the Headline Analyzer tool.

This is a very important task-take time with it.

[#] [Strategies for] [topic]

[#] [Steps to/Ways to] [topic]

 

 
Plan the Content of the Article, Then Plan the Structure
1. Brainstorm a list of all the topics and subtopics  
2. Bundle Related Ideas Together.

 

Or Consider using Inverted pyramid:

·       Put the key point in the first paragraph.

·       Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

·       (Google loves this.)

 
3. Put the Ideas in order under Headings and Subheadings.  
Phase 2 Writing: Should take 20% of the time
Tip Writing and editing require different skills.  Leave mistakes and second thoughts for the editing process. Try the Pomodoro Technique-25 minutes writing and 5 minute break.
Introduction Should make visitor want to continue reading.

Use a hook:

·       Ask a question/promise an answer

·       Present a surprising statistic

·       Condense your central message

 
Body The Process:

1.    List the Headings

2.    Plan the Core Sentences for each heading. (A core sentence presents the problem.)

3.    When all the headings are written, fill in each paragraph with explanation and elaboration.

Summarize each heading in a few words.

(These Summary Statements may make good Subheadings)

Heading:

Core Sentence:

 
Heading:

Core Sentence:

 
Heading:

Core Sentence:

 
Heading:

Core Sentence:

 
Heading:

Core Sentence:

 
Add a Story Stories Resonate More Than Facts

 

Real-life examples make nutrition articles more relatable, memorable, enjoyable, clear, and inspirational.   Anecdotes and personal stories bring out human emotions that make your writing resonate emotionally with a reader enough to move them to act on the information.  Just check to see that the  story aligns with the “message” of the article.

Facts Are Objective  – –  Stories Add Emotion

Mix Them and You Have A Blog

 

Dietitians want to keep the authoritative tone of the articles on the NutriScape Project website.  To accomplish this while including emotional content, anecdotes and personal stories are formatted separately from the article’s main informative content.

4 Story Elements:
1.    Introduce a relatable main character  
2.    Introduce problem or conflict affecting the main character.  
3.    Action: Something happens.  
4.    Solution = new situation where problem/conflict no longer exists.  
Conclusion: Sum up the key points, restate the message of the article, Encourage an action.

 

End on a high note.
  Phase 3: Editing 40% of the time
Reading Ease Make it Easy To Read:

·       Don’t show off-If it’s too fine a point to be of use to the reader, cut it out or label it as a detail.

·       Dietitians have the curse of knowledge—read your work from the reader’s perspective and clarify concepts.

·       Easier to be wordy than concise-check each sentence.

·       Use shorter words and shorter sentences.

·       Reformat content into bulleted or numbered lists.

When the reader has to work hard, they’ll just click away.

 

Load your article into the Hemingway editor.

·      Rewrite passive voice sentences.

·      Rewrite very hard sentences.

·      Shoot for 6th grade reading level.

·      Fix spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

·      Each paragraph should start with the core sentence and be 3-6 sentences

 

Let your computer read it aloud.  If the text reader stumbles, some of your readers will too.

Windows machines: Narrator Program

Mac Computers: [option + escape]

 
Phase 4: Advanced Editing for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) & Further Readability
Meta Description The meta description is the description that google displays right after the page’s URL.  (Websites Use the Yoast plugin.)

 

Meta description should:

·       Include the keyword or keyphrase,

·       Use Active voice,

·       Involve a call to action.

 

Check competitor articles on google and highlight differences in the meta description.

The Best 155 Character Article Summary
Add Transitions

These words make your writing clearer to the reader and improve SEO.

Systematically Analyze Relationships

Add Transition Words

 

The Glue Between Sentences And Paragraphs

    This can be a struggle at first but gets easier with practice…
1.  Systematically Analyze Each Paragraph to find relationships and add transition words. Add transitions words from the table below to show relationships between ideas.

 

Don’t add too many Transition words.

When in doubt, Leave them out.

·       cause and effect

·       clarification

·       contrast

·       example

·       emphasis

·       addition

·      enumeration

·      ambiguity

·      time

·      similarity

·      summary

·      conclusions

2.  Systematically Analyze Each Sentence to find relationships and add transition words.
Relationship Examples
cause and effect for this reason

as a result

so / therefore hence

thus

accordingly

consequently

clarification as an illustration

in other words

that is to say

to clarify

indeed

 

contrast at the same time

but

despite

while

yet

on the other hand

still

even though

however

whereas

nonetheless/

albeit

on the contrary

nevertheless

example for example to demonstrate for instance
emphasis above all most importantly by all means
addition and / again

as well as

furthermore

in addition

moreover

On top of that

enumeration firstly secondly lastly
ambiguity almost / maybe probably seems like
time after that

all of a sudden

before / during

meanwhile

as long as

subsequently

similarity similarly likewise in the same vein
summarize/conclude all things considered

all in all

as shown above

in conclusion

in summary

in short / in brief

as can be seen

ultimately

as has been noted

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What Does the Research Say About Caffeine and Migraine


We came across this topic some time back and thought it would be good inspiration for a NutriScape.NET article written from the dietitian’s point of view. Here are some quick snippets you can follow.


Caffeine is sometimes a helpful treatment for migraine, but is more often a risk factor. Learn the connection between the two and how it affects you.

Source: Caffeine and Migraine | American Migraine Foundation

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The Effects of Caffeine on the Bladder | Livestrong.com

Caffeine is among the most commonly consumed drugs in the world. It is found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. The consumption of caffeine has several significant effects on the bladder. Since the drug is a stimulant, caffeine increases metabolic activity throughout the body.

From Livestrong.com : The Effects of Caffeine on the Bladder | Livestrong.com

Your writing adds immense value to The NutriScape Project’s educational mission and places our writers as experts in the field. It can deliver you attention from your perfect clients so that they can connect—that’s what it’s all about. But first, let’s make sure this article is going to get the attention it deserves.

When Google Likes Your Article, Clients Find You

We want to make it easy to write great articles that get awesome levels of traffic.  That requires SEO.  SEO is the art and science of getting found on Google. It is a highly technical topic that most dietitians prefer not to tackle. And SEO is best done before any writing even takes place. 

Our specialist dietitian has already done much of the SEO work for you–researching and testing out the best keywords and heading structure to include to make your article show up in internet searches.

Keywords:

Coming up with the best keywords is tricky. Many of the keywords we would normally think of having either too much competition or too little search traffic. You will want to use the keyword/keyphrase in the first paragraph of your article and several more times.

According to our research, these are the best keyword(s) or keyphrase(s) to include in your article:

  • side effects of caffeine on the bladder
  • effects of caffeine in the body
  • effects of caffeine

Suggested Headings

Readers love easy reading! Google looks for readability and scanability, so headings are important. Headings make your article easy to scan and can also break up long blocks of text that tend to overwhelm your readers.

During the keyword research process, these heading ideas came up in the top-rated articles and searches. If these headings fit the topic you are writing about and the article you want to write, they would probably help the article rank well in Google searches. They are only suggestions, so if they don’t fit what you are writing, you will want to create something better. Here are the headings our SEO dietitian suggested for this article:

  • Caffeine and Bladder Problems Linked
  • What effect does caffeine have on neurogenic bladder?
  • Bladder irritants
  • Promoting a Healthy Bladder: Caffeine and Alternatives

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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Have Caffeine | Livestrong.com

How much do you know about the effects of caffeine on the body? Here’s a look at what the stimulant really does to your brain, heart, muscles and more.

From Livestrong.com : What Really Happens to Your Body When You Have Caffeine | Livestrong.com


Your writing adds immense value to The NutriScape Project’s educational mission and places our writers as experts in the field. It can deliver you attention from your perfect clients so that they can connect—that’s what it’s all about. But first, let’s make sure this article is going to get the attention it deserves.

When Google Likes Your Article, Clients Find You

We want to make it easy to write great articles that get awesome levels of traffic.  That requires SEO.  SEO is the art and science of getting found on Google. It is a highly technical topic that most dietitians prefer not to tackle. And SEO is best done before any writing even takes place. 

Our specialist dietitian has already done much of the SEO work for you–researching and testing out the best keywords and heading structure to include to make your article show up in internet searches.

Keywords:

Coming up with the best keywords is tricky. Many of the keywords we would normally think of having either too much competition or too little search traffic. You will want to use the keyword/keyphrase in the first paragraph of your article and several more times.

According to our research, these are the best keyword(s) or keyphrase(s) to include in your article:

  • long-term effects of caffeine on the brain
  • does caffeine build up in your system
  • effects of caffeine on the body

Suggested Headings

Readers love easy reading! Google looks for readability and scanability, so headings are important. Headings make your article easy to scan and can also break up long blocks of text that tend to overwhelm your readers.

During the keyword research process, these heading ideas came up in the top-rated articles and searches. If these headings fit the topic you are writing about and the article you want to write, they would probably help the article rank well in Google searches. They are only suggestions, so if they don’t fit what you are writing, you will want to create something better. Here are the headings our SEO dietitian suggested for this article:

  • Sleep and Caffeine | Benefits and Risks
  • CAFFEINE: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions
  • The Effects of Caffeine on Your Body
  • Caffeine: Benefits, risks, and effects

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Coffee and Metabolic Syndrome in Type 1 Diabetes

A study in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases revealed that type 1 diabetes patients who drank three to four cups of coffee daily had a 1.8-fold increased metabolic syndrome risk, while those who drank five or more cups per day had a 2.1-fold increased risk, compared with non-coffee drinkers. Finnish researchers used a cohort of 1,040 diabetes patients and also found that those who drank one or more cups of coffee daily had up to a 2.8-fold higher risk of developing hypertension.

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