Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week low-fat dairy is pointless, farmers may plant foods that are actually healthy, and how the color red can help you eat less.
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Links of the week
- The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean <<Scientists continue to be baffled by the fact that Real Food is healthier than processed food. Fortunately they don’t need to explain it for you to eat it. (NPR)
- Is the Link Between Cholesterol and Heart Disease Bogus? <<In case you’re curious about what makes nutrient-based science so confusing (specifically with regard to animal fat), here’s a brief primer. Short answer: people are different, and biology is complicated. Careful: autoplay ads are on this page so you may want to mute your computer before clicking through. (Nutrition Diva)
- Vegetable Porn <<If you grew up in a typical American household like me, vegetables were probably not your favorite part about dinner. But this post by Michael Ruhlman beautifully demonstrates the kind of love and lust vegetables can inspire when they’re treated properly. (Ruhlman)
- Farm bill: Why don’t taxpayers subsidize the foods that are better for us? <<I’m admittedly no food policy wonk, but this is one of the more thorough explanations that I’ve seen of how the new farm bill will impact growing practices. And I like it. (Washington Post)
- Foods and moods: Considering the future may help people make better food choices <<This is not the first time I’ve seen research suggesting that stopping and considering the future (as opposed to acting on impulse) can help you make better food choices, even when it’s hard. (ScienceDaily)
- SILICON VALLEY’S NEXT BIG GOAL: FIXING OUR BROKEN FOOD SYSTEM <<I’ve often wondered what a future, healthy food system might look like, and always figured it wouldn’t necessarily be home-garden based. I’m happy to know some smart, ecologically conscious people are working on the problem. (Fast Company)
- Do You Really Need to Eat Vegetables to Be Healthy? <<One of the things I like the least about the Paleo movement is that they can get so disconnected from reality that they ask questions like this. But if you find yourself questioning whether plant foods are necessary, this is a decent explanation of why they are. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Color Psychology: Red Plates Make You Eat Less <<It seems you can add red plates to the list of ways to eat less without noticing. (LA Weekly)
- Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Chimichurri <<I love lamb. (Simply Recipes)
- WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EAT? <<Kinda cute, short video poking fun at processed food. (Doogtoons)
What inspired you this week?