Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This will be the last link roundup for a few weeks, since next Friday I’ll be traveling for my wedding (eeek!) and the following week I’ll be on my honeymoon (less scary, but still – eeek!). I’ll cue up some good stuff from the archives while I’m away, and of course share some pics. Wish me luck!
This week from around the internet Rob Rhinehart decides food is overrated, being healthy is easier when you enjoy it, and how your slicing method affects onion pungency.
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Links of the week
- How I Stopped Eating Food <<A lot of people have asked what I think about the guy who gave up food for a nutrient-packed drink, so here it is. My first thought: Why the *bleep* would anyone want to give up food? Food is awesome! Second: Having all the nutrients you need to survive is not the same as having all the ones you need to thrive. I don’t think we even know all the nutrients that fight all the different kinds of cancers that exist, so how could they really all be in there? I’m skeptical. (Rob Rhinehart)
- Read This If You’re Trying to Cultivate a New Habit <<Habits are far more effective for getting healthy than trying to use willpower to restrain yourself. Here’s a novel idea: try finding activities you enjoy. (Weighty Matters)
- Cook Your Own Food. Eat What You Want.(Think for Yourself.) <<Just a friendly reminder that the quality of your life should be your top priority when choosing what to consume. (Ruhlman)
- Green Food Labels Make Nutrition-Poor Food Seem Healthy <<As in the color green. It’s a little frightening how easy it is to manipulate our perceptions of healthfulness. (ScienceDaily)
- Secret to ordering healthier food is seeing how far you have to walk to burn it off <<I sometimes like to think about my health as a bank account. Set yourself a budget that includes the occasional splurge, and you’ll be fine. It seems thinking of food in terms of how much it costs to work it off is an effective strategy. (Treehugger)
- Slice Onions a Specific Way to Affect Their Flavor and Intensity <<A cool trick I didn’t know about. (Lifehacker)
- Dietary supplements: A round-up of bad news <<Be careful with those supplements, kiddos! (Food Politics)
- Olive Oil Makes You Feel Full <<The headline is a little misleading here. What’s interesting about this study is that it is the volatile smell components of olive oil (compared to other fats) that make it more satiating. Smell is underrated in health. (ScienceDaily)
- High-Carb Intake in Infancy Has Lifelong Effects, Study Finds <<Be careful what you feed those little ones, especially if they are on formula. (ScienceDaily)
- Soy-Marinated Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Napa Cabbage <<An excellent example of why to not stop eating. Yum. (Not Eating Out In New York)
What inspired you this week?