Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week the psychology of why diets fail, the amazing audacity of sugar industry ads and the $12 caveman burger.
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Links of the week
- The Mental Strain of Making Do With Less <<In Foodist I argue that psychology is one of the biggest reasons diets fail. Seems others are noticing too, and the phenomenon affects far more than food. (New York Times)
- Cavemen Ate $12 Burgers: A Historical Perspective on Food Prices <<Spending more money on food isn’t necessarily elitist, historically it’s very normal. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History <<Are you getting enough sugar to get your weight down? LOL, these ads made by the sugar industry over the years are hysterical (though I oddly agree with them). (Buzzfeed)
- Press Release of the Week: Posted Without Comment <<I didn’t realize Wonderbread had gone away, but apparently it’s back. (New York Times)
- Is Your Feeding Style Cramping Your Child’s Eating? <<Fascinating article about how (not what) to feed your kids to develop healthy eating habits. (Weighty Matters)
- Brain Cannot Be Fooled by Artificial Sweeteners; Higher Likelihood of Sugar Consumption Later <<Some new biology explaining why artificial sweeteners are pointless. (ScienceDaily)
- How to bring 12 kinds of vegetables back to life <<Great tips to revive wilted veggies. (Washington Post)
- The date on your food package is meaningless <<Well, not exactly. But if you’re confused by them (as most people are) this is informative. (Treehugger)
- How Can I Eat Well While Working from Home? <<Some great advice on keeping it healthy while working at home. (Lifehacker)
- Turmeric Tea Recipe <<I’m a huge fan of turmeric tea. The black pepper helps enhance the health properties of the turmeric. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?