Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week vitamin C fights colds for real, working out less may be more and why you’re eating more than you realize.
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Links of the week
- Vitamin C Is Beneficial Against the Common Cold, Review Suggests <<Finally the science is consistently supporting something I’ve suspected for awhile: vitamin C does appear to help with colds. It seems it reduces cold incidence in stressed people, and shortens the duration in some cases. (ScienceDaily)
- Confessions of a recovering diet food junkie <<This story is very much like my own, except that I lost 15 pounds when I stopped dieting. (Washington Post)
- Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six <<Interesting new study about how overexercising may have unintended negative consequences. Four workouts per week seems to be the happy medium, at least for busy older adults. (New York Times)
- Dark Chocolate and Red Wine the Food of Love and Health <<No really, Valentine’s Day can be healthy. (ScienceDaily)
- How Advertising Targets Our Children <<Have kids? This will make you want to unplug the TV for good. (New York Times)
- Yet another food worry? Nanoparticles. <<Looks like the FDA is ignoring another mystery substance that is now in our foods and other products. Should be a fun ride. (Food Politics)
- Infant Gut Microbiota Influenced by Cesarean Section and Breastfeeding Practices; May Impact Long-Term Health <<Very interesting new data on the importance of gut bacteria, and how they are shaped at birth and as an infant. (ScienceDaily)
- What’s the Right Way to Season a Cast Iron Skillet? <<I learned a lot from this. Smart stuff. (Lifehacker)
- egg salad with pickled celery and coarse dijon <<Egg salad is one of my favorite foods, and now I’m dying to try it with pickled celery. (smitten kitchen)
- Calorie Detective <<Although I’m no fan of counting calories, I’m also not a fan of lying about them. Keep in mind that if you’re eating pre-made or packaged foods, you’re almost certainly eating more than you realize. (New York Times)
What inspired you this week?