Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week sitting goes out of style, mindful eating competes with nutritionists, and we learn the truth about boxers vs briefs.
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Links of the week
- Diabetes Study: ‘Mindful Eating’ Equals Traditional Education in Lowering Weight and Blood Sugar <<Mindful eating can be as effective as nutrition education? Imagine if we combined the two. (ScienceDaily)
- Does the Average Person Pack On Pounds During the Holidays? Fact vs. Myth <<I wrote this article recently for ZocDoc, and was honestly surprised by the answer. (ZocDoc)
- GMO labeling or no, a movement comes of age <<Upset about the results of Prop 37 at the polls this week? Don’t worry, the fight isn’t over. (Grist)
- The anti-sitting movement moves outside the office as more studies show sitting stinks <<Competitive standing? I love it. (Boston Globe)
- Healthy Living Adds Fourteen Years to Your Life, Study Suggests <<Not weeks, or months. Years. Think about that. (ScienceDaily)
- Use Onion Skin as a Built-In Handle for Safe Chopping <<I’ve always used this trick instinctively (it’s always why I leave the stems on beets until after I finish peeling them), but it’s a handy tip if you haven’t thought of it. (Lifehacker)
- Boxers or Briefs? <<I always wondered if there were any meaningful health differences. Now I know. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Whether fast food or full service, restaurants mean a poor diet for kids <<You mean Chili’s and The Cheesecake Factory are just as bad as McDonald’s?! Oh what a world! (LA Times)
- Study finds exercise adds to life expectancy, even for obese <<The surprising finding is that even relatively small amounts of exercise, and even in the absence of weight loss, exercise is very good for you. (LA Times)
- The Greenest Salad Recipe <<Salad is so underrated. I want this. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?