Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week wheat vs gluten, the truth about alkaline diets, and the surprising importance of iodine.
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Links of the Week
- Fitness crazed <<“The science of muscle confusion, in other words, looks a lot like the marketing tradecraft of client confusion.” This is so good. (NY Times)
- not again. the lack of nuance in the discussion of gluten-free is infuriating and wrong <<No matter what your opinion on gluten-free eating, you should read this smart and thoughtful piece by Shauna Ahern. (Gluten Free Girl)
- Dear Mark: Does Dietary Acid/Base Balance Matter? <<I don’t usually comment on the acid/base (aka alkaline) diet hypothesis, because it isn’t supported by science, but if you’d like to see a review of the lack of evidence this is a decent one. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Industry-Packaged School Breakfasts: Better for Kids Than Nothing?<< You’d be surprised what will make the cut. (Civil Eats)
- Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic <<Seems that time and availability of fresh foods aren’t the culprits. More likely to be cheap sugars and starches. Surprised? (Medline)
- New Report Recommends Iodine During Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding <<Interesting new research on the importance of iodine. I get enough by eating seaweed, how about you? (Wall Street Journal)
- SURPRISING ROUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS <<Paying more attention to your weekday habits may help with weight loss and maintenance. (Dr. Weil)
- CHARD + LEEK FRITTATA <<I’m a big fan of frittatas because they are simple, elegant and delicious. Yum! (Sprouted Kitchen)
What inspired you this week?