Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Bad news about statins, Campbell’s vows to go BPA-free and instructions on how to troubleshoot bad eating habits.
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Links of the week
- The Diabetes Dilemma for Statin Users <<Statins are known to be good for your heart, but they seem to come with an increased diabetes risk. Maybe relying on drugs for one problem and continuing to eat bad foods isn’t the best strategy? Or maybe the drugs themselves are causing the problem. Who knows. (New York Times)
- A Heart Helper May Come at a Price for the Brain <<Oh yeah, and statins may also cause cognitive problems for some people. (New York Times)
- Mental Health: Use of Statins May Lower Depression Risk <<But at least they have a little good news this week. (New York Times)
- THE 5 WORST TYPES OF FOODS TO EAT LATE AT NIGHT <<Thanks to Monica Reinagel for calling out this BS of the week on Twitter yesterday, “Can we please stop making stuff up and publishing it as nutrition advice?” (FitSugar)
- Campbell’s Says It’s Heading BPA-Free <<There still aren’t any canned tomato products that are BPA-free, but at least Campbell’s soup is making that it’s goal. (TreeHugger)
- Getting Fat but Staying Fit? <<Exercise is important for heart health, no doubt. But what bugs me about this kind of study is that they never address obesity’s link to cancer risk. Isn’t cancer important to consider as well? (New York Times)
- Why I Ignore Data Suggesting Menu Board Calories Don’t Work <<Interesting perpective from Yoni Freedhoff. I’d also suggest that posting calories may contribute to mindful eating. I know it helps me. (Weighty Matters)
- Eggs Nested in Sautéed Chard and Mushrooms <<People often ask me how I eat at home, and how I’m able to do it when I’m so busy. I eat like this. (Simply Recipes)
- How To Break A Cookie Habit <<Awesome video by Charles Duhigg of how to troubleshoot breaking a bad habit. (But annoying that the New York Times won’t let me embed it)
- Video of Bi-Rite Creamery Cookbook! <<When I discovered Bi-Rite ice cream I never looked at Ben & Jerry’s again. It’s that good. And now they have a recipe book! And I’m in the promotion video filmed by the lovely White On Rice Couple.
What inspired you this week?