Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This is one of the best link roundups in a long while. Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about protein and mortality, the real reasons habits are hard to build, and new guidelines for sugar intake.
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Links of the week
- Why I’m Not Dismissing the Latest “Animal Protein is Bad” Study (But Not Losing Sleep Over It, Either) <<Thanking my lucky clovers today that Denise Minger came out of her hermitage to analyze the latest “meat will kill you” study so I didn’t have to. I highly commend her rigor, and only take off one point for mistaking roundworms for ringworms. And for the record: I did read the study myself before reading her take. Thanks Denise. (Raw Food SOS)
- Why Getting Ready to Make Breakfast Is Harder Than Actually Making Breakfast <<Huge props to the folks over at The Kitchn for acknowledging one of the most profound reasons getting healthy is difficult. I encourage all of you to approach your health obstacles in a similar way.
- How to Say “No” to Yourself <<Another impressive dose of self-awareness in the blog world. Remembering that “no” is really a “yes” to something else is a particularly powerful strategy. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- WHO tries added sugar guideline again: 10% of daily calories! <<This is big news, and I hope you take notice of the actual numbers. In case you’re wondering, most days I personally don’t touch added sugar (and never sugar substitutes). I make exceptions maybe once or twice a week, when it seems worth it. I credit my compliance to a nutritionally dense diet and strong habits. (Food Politics)
- The Ultimate Detox: Your Kidneys <<If you’ve ever wondered if your body needs detoxing, this article is for you. (Whole Health Source)
- What Your Activity Tracker Sees and Doesn’t See <<As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a huge fan of monitoring your daily activity. Here’s a thorough breakdown of the strengths and weaknesses of the accelerometer-based systems they use. (NY Times)
- How to ‘Season to Taste’ <<Love this summary of the most common recipe instruction. (Stone Soup)
- 11 Unsettling Facts You Should Know About McDonald’s Happy Meals <<Sad, but true. You should probably know this stuff if you happen to have children. (Huffington Post)
- Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root <<Ever considered moving to Arizona? Might be worth it. (NY Times)
- Squash & Lemongrass Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds <<I positively adore squash-based soups. Season is ending, so this is last call. (The Kitchn)
What inspired you this week?