Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week a cardiologist calls Foodist “groundbreaking,” why our veggies are less nutritious than they used to be, and debunking the blood type diet.
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Links of the week
- Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food <<Heirloom foods aren’t just for elitist foodies anymore. Turns out they are far higher in nutrients than anything you can find at the grocery store, and it’s not on accident. (NY Times)
- Some of My Best Friends Are Germs <<This is long, but totally worth reading. Michael Pollan explores the importance of internal bacteria for our health, and how we are destroying them. (NY Times)
- Don’t just sit there. Really. <<A great review of the dangers of sitting (even if you work out regularly). (LA Times)
- Does Your Blood Type Determine Your Optimal Diet? <<A fabulous analysis of why the blood type diet is complete BS, and a few other surprising facts about the impact of blood type on health. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT GREEN TEA, COFFEE <<Stroke prevention. w00t! (Dr. Weil)
- What I’m reading about the farm bill: sarcastic, sober, troubling <<If you care about food, you should care about the Farm Bill. (Food Politics)
- Does it Matter What Time You Eat? <<Some great info. Hint: the answer is yes, sort of. In my experience eating at consistent times is also very important. (Note: turn down the sound on your computer before you open this link, there’s an obnoxiously loud autoplay ad). (Nutrition Diva)
- Cut Lemons Lengthwise to Get More Juice <<Some simple tips to get more from your lemons. (Lifehacker)
- GRILLED BEET SALAD <<I had no idea you could grill beets. I bet it caramelizes the sugars and makes them delicious. Yum. (The Year in Food)
- An Interview with Dr. Todd Hurst & Darya Rose, Ph.D. <<Cardiologist Dr. Todd Hurst thinks Foodist is “the best how-to on getting healthier that he’s ever come across.” The entire interview is below:
What inspired you this week?