Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week salt gets way too much attention, age and fertility aren’t as linked as you think, and how to interpret pork labels.
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Links of the week
- Can You Eat Too Little Salt? <<Although I don’t consider Mark Bittman particularly qualified to be offering health and nutrition advice (dude is a writer and chef), this is a well-written piece, the logic of which I agree with entirely. (NY Times)
- How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? <<Fascinating article on why all the data you’ve heard about age and fertility are complete BS. Definitely worth a read, especially if you’re worried about conflicts between your career and your “biological clock.” (The Atlantic)
- Watsonville strawberry grower sanctioned for illegal pesticide use <<Strawberries are one of those crops where the word “organic” matters a lot. Thanks to @chezpim for the tip. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- What You Should Know About Pork Production Claims <<A follow up to last time’s great piece on poultry food labels, this gives you the lowdown on relevant terms for buying pork. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- The food journal: A little tech could make it stick <<If you’ve read Foodist, you know I’m a big fan of food journaling. You also probably know I’m a big fan of using technology to make your healthstyle easier whenever possible. Here’s some handy tips to help you along the way. (LA Times)
- The Scientific 7-Minute Workout <<A simple guide to getting an ideal workout in 7 minutes. (NY Times)
- Exposure to High Pollution Levels During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Having Child With Autism <<I’ve long been concerned about the rising rates of autism, ADHD, food sensitivities and other things that seem to plague modern children that were much rarer when I was young. It seems, unsurprisingly, like pollution may play a role. (ScienceDaily)
- Cooked Food for Thought (and Speech) <<An interesting exploration about how cooking may have been essential to our development of language. I love this stuff. (Ruhlman)
- Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Eating With a Grass-Roots Campaign <<Doesn’t this just make you feel all warm and fuzzy? (NY Times)
- Herbed Pea and Lima Bean Salad <<I often make a similar recipe, but I use soy beans instead of lima beans. Either way this looks awesome. (Not Eating Out in New York)
What inspired you this week?