Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week we explore how vegetables make you prettier, a consensus on what’s killing us and why you don’t walk enough.
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Links of the week
- A reversal on carbs <<So now pretty much everyone (including the nutrition departments at Harvard and Tufts) agrees that fat isn’t bad and processed carbohydrates are the cause of all our problems (though I would add lack of veggies and exercise as well). Took long enough. (LA Times)
- Don’t Just Sit There <<In case you were wondering why I mentioned exercise above. (NY Times)
- Why We Don’t Walk Anymore (plus a Primal Health Challenge) <<I average about 14,000 steps per day according to my Fitbit and Fuelband. How about you? (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Superfruit, or just a plain old Clark Kent fruit? <<Though I’ve been saying this for years, thank you LA Times for calling BS of the week on superfruit.
- Beauty might be a matter of dietary makeup <<This is not the first study I’ve seen saying that eating vegetables makes you prettier. And clearly it’s true, look at you guys! (LA Times)
- A family who eats together, eats better <<This has been shown over and over again. Dinner may sound trivial, but it’s really a big deal. (National Post)
- Mixing Weight Training and Aerobics <<One of the most interesting articles I’ve ever read on the pros and cons of doing cardio and strength training in the same day. (NY Times)
- Eating Fish, Chicken, Nuts May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease <<Diet is actually pretty important in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. If being thin doesn’t motivate you enough to eat well, this should. (ScienceDaily)
- Nutritionist’s Notebook: Estimating nutrient requirements <<It’s impossible to know exactly how much of each nutrient you need. Also, the way we got the vague numbers we do have is exceptionally creepy. (Food Politics)
- Beautiful chart tells you how to eat seasonal (in the U.K., at least) <<Cool, right? (Grist)
What inspired you this week?