Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
I’m sad I had to leave so many great stories out this week. Below you can find an awesome explanation of why you should be chewing more, the sad truth about the most popular brands of bottled coconut water and a great hack for getting the most satisfaction out of your healthy meals.
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Links of the week
- How Chewing Affects Nutrition <<Want to lose weight and fart less? Start chewing your food more. (Nutrition Diva)
- Coconut Water Is Just Sugary Water <<That is, the bottled stuff. If you want all the health benefits (not to mention WAY better taste) try a real coconut. I’ve seen them at most grocery stores. (Gawker)
- Antioxidant Spices, Like Turmeric and Cinnamon, Reduce Negative Effects of High-Fat Meal <<BS of the week. Someone please tell me how “chicken curry, Italian herb bread and a cinnamon biscuit” is a “high-fat” meal and not a “high-carb” meal. Cheers to the spices though. (ScienceDaily)
- The French Are Getting Fatter, Too <<My favorite line from this piece, “Dr. Jean Marc Catheline, an obesity specialist, says the French obsession with food is exactly what has protected them against obesity.” (NPR)
- Did you hear the one about kids who eat candy being thinner? <<I was skeptical about this study too. Thanks to Yoni for debunking the debunking. (Weighty Matters)
- Feel Full Faster by Pretending the Food You’re Eating Is Indulgent <<This goes to show how much your own perception can influence what and how much you eat. This is why it’s so important to find healthy foods that you love. (Lifehacker)
- Baby’s Palate And Food Memories Shaped Before Birth <<Really cool experiment demonstrating that a mom’s food choices during pregnancy influence baby’s preferences. (NPR)
- Not your grandma’s strawberries <<Depressing data that our lovely industrial fruits and vegetables aren’t as healthy as they used to be. (Grist)
- Organic Poultry Farms Have Fewer Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds <<This isn’t too surprising, but the magnitude of the differences is remarkable. (NPR)
- Grilled Swordfish Bruschetta with Thai Basil Cherry Tomato Salad – The End of a Great Recipe <<This video recipe looks awesome and easy. Yes, swordfish has more mercury than most fish, but if you aren’t pregnant or a young child you can eat it safely every now and then. (Food Wishes)
What inspired you this week?