Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week how your nose fools your brain, why olive oil is better than canola, and the secret to perfectly cooked veggies.
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Links of the week
- ‘5 a day’ still might not be enough fruit and vegetables, study finds <<So now we aren’t eating enough vegetables by a standard that is way too lenient. Also, fruits don’t count as much. How many vegetables a day do you eat? (LA Times)
- Vitamin E in canola, other oils hurts lungs <<I found this interesting because there was a difference between two forms of the same vitamin. The kind in canola, soy and corn oil (common processed oils) seemed to negatively affect lung health and increase asthma, while the kind in olive oil and sunflower oil was healthier. (ScienceDaily)
- Using Scent as a Marketing Tool, Stores Hope It–and Shoppers–Will Linger <<Thinking about all the ways our environment can impact our eating behavior simply boggles the mind. Thinking about how people can use that to manipulate us is just straight scary. (Wall Street Journal)
- Why you need olive oil on your salad <<Turns out that molecules in olive oil and in vegetables interact in a specific and beneficial way. Remember that we don’t need to know all the ways that a Real Food-based diet is healthiest in order to eat it. (ScienceDaily)
- Why Airplane Food Is So Bad <<Apparently it has something to do with altitude and dry air. Honestly I think they’re being a bit generous. Bad food is bad. (The Atlantic)
- Yes, You Can Eat Carrot Tops. No, They’re Not Poisonous! <<I have to admit that I was nervous to eat carrot tops because I heard they were poisonous. Have you tried them? (The Kitchn)
- Oregon county bans GMO crops <<Go Oregon! (Grist)
- Cook Vegetables for 7 Minutes or Less to Keep Them Green <<The science behind overcooking vegetables, and how to avoid it. (Lifehacker)
- Smoke: Why we love it, for cooking and eating <<Ever wondered why smoked foods are so enticing? I certainly have. (Washington Post)
- Mediterranean Potato Salad <<This looks so delicious and perfect for your weekend BBQ. I love potato salad, but this version has way more veggies and no industrial mayo. (Simply Recipes)
What inspired you this week?