Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week I was interviewed by the Bay Area Women’s Journal about my favorite healthy eating tips for the new year. Also be sure to read Dr. Steve Parker’s analysis of a new study that proves conclusively saturated fat is not associated with heart disease.
There are also great stories about the dangers of salt and snacking, and a hilarious flow chart describing exactly how to handle it if you drop your food on the floor.
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Links of the Week
- Keep Your Diet and Exercise on Track! <<I shared some tips on healthy eating for the new year over at the Bay Area Women’s Journal.
- Watershed Science: Saturated Fat Does Not Cause Heart Disease <<No kidding, saturated fat is not associated with heart disease. This is not one study, it is a meta-analysis of all the best studies done on the role of diet in heart health. Keep in mind though, saturated fat has also been linked to other diseases (like cancer), so this is not a free pass. But it sure is an encouraging finding if you happen to love bacon! (Nutrition Data Blog)
- Flowchart: ‘You Dropped Food on the Floor. Do You Eat It?’ <<This is just awesome. And hilarious. And awesome. (Serious Eats)
- Snack Time Never Ends <<Interesting look at children and snacking habits. Definitely worth reading. (New York Times)
- Big Benefits Are Seen From Eating Less Salt <<By far the biggest source of salt is processed foods–food companies have to fill them with salt and sugar to cover up the nasty taste. Cut down on junk and you don’t have to worry about salting your veggies. (New York Times)
- Tableware for the Slow Food Movement: Plate Tells You When You Are Eating Too Fast <<BS of the week. I’m all about the Slow Food movement (love it, in fact). But isn’t the whole point to slow down and enjoy what you eat? I fail to see how eating off this ugly electronic plate meter helps anyone embrace Slow Food. (Tree Hugger)
- DIY Refrigerator Care Saves Money, Keeps Refrigerator Alive Longer <<Who doesn’t love a good kitchen hack? Make your fridge live longer with these tricks. (Lifehacker)
- Chanterelle Omelette with Saucisson Vaudois <<This fancy omelet looks divine. This recipe is a perfect use for the beautiful chanterelle mushrooms that are in season now. (Jenn Cuisine)
What inspired you this week?