Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one with sugar on the brain this week. The now infamous Dr. Lustig thinks the government should treat sugar like tobacco and alcohol, but Marion Nestle is not convinced. I also found an excellent article from the anti-grain crowd admitting rice might not be so bad for you after all. Rejoice!
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Links of the week
- Societal Control of Sugar Essential to Ease Public Health Burden <<Everyone in health is buzzing about this editorial by Dr. Lustig, something I’ve commented on before. Though I agree with his suggestion that sugar is dangerous in large doses, I agree with Marion Nestle (below) that regulation isn’t the answer in this case. (UCSF)
- Are sugars toxic? Should they be regulated? <<To keep this in perspective, Nestle is traditionally in favor of regulating the food industry to keep them honest. If she’s against this, that’s a good indication that it’s crossing the line. (Food Politics)
- The “Asian Paradox”: How Can Asians Eat So Much Rice and Not Gain Weight? <<Huge props to paleo blogger Mark Sisson for ‘fessing up that rice, in all its evil grain-ness, isn’t really bad for you. This is a great read. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body <<This is one of the most interesting theories I’ve ever read on why exercise is good for you. Biology geeks, don’t miss this one. (New York Times)
- ‘Just Label It’ Campaign Asks the FDA for GMO Labeling <<I don’t think GMO is innately bad (though some of them probably are), but I would definitely like to know when I’m eating GMO foods. How about you? (Treehugger)
- Eating Together? Simply a Matter of Adapting <<I’ve definitely noticed that who I’m eating with influences how fast I eat. Apparently I am influencing them as well, which is a good thing. (ScienceDaily)
- Eating fish tied to lower risk of colon polyps <<You already knew vegetables were good for your intestines. Apparently fish is as well. (Medline)
- CURRIED LENTILS AND SPINACH <<Lentils and spinach is one of my absolute favorite pairings. I love the sound of this warming winter dish. (Chez Us)
- French Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Herb Garnish <<I bet you’ve never considered putting soup and salad in the same bowl. Check out this beautiful recipe for a heavily garnished cauliflower soup. Yum! (Savour Fare)
What inspired you this week?