Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Some awesome news in the science of weight loss (hint: it involves making your fat into a calorie burning machine), why you should only eat organic strawberries (at least for now), plus two awesome winter recipes I’m dying to try.
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Links of the week
- Brown Fat, Triggered by Cold or Exercise, May Yield a Key to Weight Control <<One of the coolest discoveries in health and weight loss science since resveratrol. Geeks, don’t miss this. (New York Times)
- Frying foods in olive, sunflower oils may not be bad for your heart <<Duh. I could have told you this. Read carefully though, you shouldn’t deep fry foods in olive oil. (Los Angeles Times)
- The Agrichemical Business Goes on Trial <<Let’s hope this pans out, but in the meantime you might want to eat organic strawberries. (Politics of the Plate)
- Increased Exposure to Compound Widely Used in Food Packaging Associated With Reduced Immune Response to Vaccinations for Children <<Well this is scary. Careful of those contaminants. (ScienceDaily)
- Dental Exam Went Well? Thank Fluoride <<I’m in the camp that thinks reasonable amount of fluoride is a good thing. Science agrees. (New York Times)
- Turning to Kettlebells to Ease Back Pain <<Exercise seems to help almost everything, even if it’s occasionally counterintuitive. (New York Times)
- Drinking three cups of tea a day may help lower blood pressure <<This was a surprisingly well-controlled study about the benefits of tea, and the results are compelling. (Los Angeles Times)
- Carrots and Cumin: 2 Ways <<If you’ve never had carrots and cumin together, that should change this weekend. Seriously, you don’t know what you’re missing. (Bittman)
- Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon-Tahini Dressing <<These are a few of my favorite things, and they’re in season! (David Lebovitz)
What inspired you this week?