Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week intense exercise reduces appetite, health-conscious companies make more money, and psychology’s power to influence food choices.
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Links of the week
- How Exercise Can Help Us Eat Less <<Interesting data shows that the type of exercise you do may impact your subsequent hunger. Surprisingly, very intense exercise (in short bursts) can diminish appetite for up to one day. (NY Times)
- Are You Giving Your Kids Filling Snacks? <<Turns out children are most satisfied by snacks that combine cheese and vegetables (balanced nutrition), and ended up eating 72% fewer calories than when given potato chips alone. I wouldn’t be surprised if this worked on adults too. (Weighty Matters)
- Subtle cues help obese shoppers skip unhealthy choices <<Certain words or ideas can prime your brain to be more receptive to healthy (or unhealthy) eating. In Foodist, I give dozens such examples of the power of language to influence your own thoughts and behaviors, as well as those of others. (Medline)
- Companies With a ‘Culture of Health’ May Outperform Others <<Being healthy does more than make you look and feel good, it also makes you better at doing your job, and therefore making money. (ScienceDaily)
- Why the public still distrusts GMOs: Nature Biotechnology gives the reasons <<Turns out most folks are smart enough to realize it isn’t just about health concerns: it seems we don’t trust the food companies’ cushy arrangement with the government. Definitely worth reading. (Food Politics)
- Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages <<The doomsday talk isn’t working. Focus on the rewards and benefits instead. (Medline)
- Diet Experience Can Alter Taste Preferences <<Scientists have uncovered the neuroscience behind how we can teach ourselves to like new foods by exposing ourselves to them more often. I told ya so. (ScienceDaily)
- Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids’ Obesity: Study <<Again we see that simple, subtle changes in habits can have a profound impact on health. (Medline)
- White Chicken Chili <<Delicious and healthy fall recipe from the amazing Chez Us team. (Relish Magazine)
- Monsanto & Seed Patent Laws <<Aasif Mandvi learns that greedy farmers have threatened the livelihood of Monsanto’s heroic patent attorneys. You’ll love this. (The Daily Show)
What inspired you this week?