Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week (also includes links from last week when I was stuck on a wifi-less flight) shivering is the new running, cheap food is elitist, and one daily soda raises heart risk even if you aren’t overweight.
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Links of the week
- Shivering as a Form of Exercise <<Some really cool new research shows that adults are capable of transforming fat-storing white fat into fat-burning brown fat by two similar, muscle contracting mechanisms: exercise and shivering. Cool stuff. (New York Times)
- Michael Pollan: “Our Food Is Dishonestly Priced” <<Next time you get the urge to complain about the high prices of healthy food, think about the people who are getting shafted in order to provide the ridiculously low prices of the unhealthy stuff. They are likely far worse off than you. (Moyers)
- Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble <<According to the latest research added sugar, as little as one soda a day, increases risk of dying from heart disease by one third even if you don’t overeat and aren’t over weight. The association is dose-dependent, meaning the connection is stronger than a simple correlation. But hey, sugar is still fat free! (Medline)
- Meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver <<Fascinating new research about the interplay of circadian rhythms and meal time. It seems when you eat is more important than previously recognized. (ScienceDaily)
- Misunderstanding Orange Juice as a Health Drink <<This article didn’t turn out to be what I expected. However it is a fascinating history of OJ, it’s ascent to the top of the breakfast pyramid, then sudden plummet to the bottom of the health ladder. Definitely worth a read. (The Atlantic)
- Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem <<I love this article and think these techniques can be applied to anything you want to do but seem to always put off. You know, stuff like healthy eating and cooking. (Zen Habits)
- 10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy Without Thinking <<I’ve said this all before, but it never hurts to be reminded. (Entrepreneur)
- Better access to healthy foods not enough to tackle obesity <<Over and over again we see that while knowledge about and access to healthy foods are important, unless we address habits people aren’t going to eat better. (ScienceDaily)
- The Best Temperatures and Uses for Common Cooking Oils <<People love to get their panties in a bunch over cooking oils and temperatures. Here’s a handy chart so you can stop freaking out about it and start enjoying your food. (Lifehacker)
- No-Bake Granola Bars <<While calorie dense, these look both healthy and delicious. But to be honest, he had me at “no-bake.” (David Lebovitz)
What inspired you this week?