Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week thinking too hard ruins our workouts, environmental toxins threaten pregnant women and why Big Food hates Chipotle.
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Links of the week
- How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts <<Fascinating new research about how concentrating too hard can decrease your workout endurance. Maybe time to move those workouts to morning instead of after work? (NY Times)
- Online Obamacare marketplaces offer ample options, report says <<Alright everyone, now go get yourself some health insurance. And let’s start focusing on prevention and early detection, OK? Thanks. (LA Times)
- The Washington Post is Wrong About Farmed Salmon <<Ocean advocacy group calls BS of the week on the Washington Post’s recent claims that farmed salmon is becoming a better option. (Oceana)
- Why the agriculture industry hates Chipotle <<This is incredibly amusing. Big Food is accusing Chipotle of deceptive advertising. Ha! (Politico)
- An Official Statement on Environmental Toxins and Pregnancy <<There are some compelling data suggesting that environmental chemicals like BPA, fire retardants and phthalates are harming fetuses and pregnant women. Scary stuff. (The Atlantic)
- Concerns Over Mercury Levels in Fish May Be Unfounded <<Some better news for pregnant women, mercury exposure from fish does not appear to be as big a concern as previously thought. This is good, because omega-3 fatty acid consumption (fish oil, not the kind from plants) is important for proper neural development in children and to fight depression in pregnant women. (ScienceDaily)
- 6 Reasons to NOT Count Calories <<Pretty much exactly what I recommend in Foodist. (Stone Soup)
- Resveratrol, Found in Red Wine, Worsens MS-Like Symptoms <<It seems the anti-aging molecule found in red wine, resveratrol, is potentially dangerous for MS patients. On the plus side, it still seems to be good at fighting cancer. Will someone please ask biology to stop being so complicated already?! (ScienceDaily)
- SECRET DANGER OF RETIREMENT <<Keep challenging yourself mentally if you want to maintain a healthy brain (and physically if you want a healthy body). (Dr. Weil)
- Tasty tasty sous vide <<An audio-visual demo of how we cook steaks at home, courtesy of my fabulous raccoon-tossing husband, Kevin Rose. We use our sous vide machine a few nights a week, and consider it one of the best purchases we’ve ever made.
What inspired you this week?