Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week learn why BPA-free isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, The Biggest Loser doesn’t inspire more exercise, and how environmental toxins will impact your children’s children.
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Links of the week
- BPA Substitute Could Spell Trouble: Experiments Show Bisphenol S Also Disrupts Hormone Activity <<Think choosing BPA-free plastics will keep you and your family safe? Think again. (ScienceDaily)
- Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites <<Interesting new data on how perception can influence how much you eat, without you being aware of it. (Medline)
- Go Figure – New Study Reports Watching The Biggest Loser Discourages Interest in Exercise <<Thanks Yoni Freedhoff for finding this study that calls BS of the week on The Biggest Loser for making exercise seem like corporal punishment, instead of something that makes life awesome. (Weighty Matters)
- The Appetite Workout <<This is really interesting. It contradicts some previous studies I’ve seen that suggest formal workouts stimulate the appetite more than walking, but there may be something about consistent exercise putting you in better tune with your energy needs. Either way the relationship between appetite and exercise is fascinating and requires more research. (New York Times)
- What The Heck is “Water Extract of Dried Raisins”? <<An excellent reminder that all natural sounding foods are not necessarily what you think they are. (Weighty Matters)
- Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say <<Good advice on staying healthy from the American Council on Exercise. (Medline)
- Jet Fuel, Plastics Exposures Cause Disease in Later Generations; Reproductive Diseases, Obesity <<It terrifies me that something my mom, or even my grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy could affect the health of my future children. Nevertheless, that seems to be the case. (ScienceDaily)
- Many Apples a Day Keep the Blues at Bay <<Vegetables and fruit make you happier. Yay! (ScienceDaily)
- More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids <<I somehow doubt four minutes of extra dinner time is all it takes to decrease obesity in children. However I do think focusing on food more is a way to develop better relationships and live healthier. (Medline)
- lentil soup with sausage, chard and garlic <<All the deliciousness of winter in one bowl? Yes please. (smitten kitchen)
What inspired you this week?