Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week I found an exceptional number of articles supporting the value of minimally processed foods (shhh, even the one that tried to argue the opposite). Also some useful tips on juicing and weight lifting (not together, of course).
I’m also happy to tell you that the print buttons are working again
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Links of the week
- Choose foods, not nutrients <<Awesome message here. This is the essence of what I was getting at in my superfoods article this week. Foods are what bring health, not single nutrients. (Los Angeles Times)
- First Signs of Puberty Seen in Younger Girls <<This may not affect you directly, but scientists suspect obesity and environmental chemical exposure as the culprits. Canary in a coal mine for the need to buy organic produce? (New York Times)
- In Praise of Fast Food <<I really didn’t want to make this my BS of the week, but unfortunately it is. Instead of explaining that we have in fact evolved to eat grains (a point where the paleo folks and I disagree), she argues that slow foodies are Luddites. That’s right, this scientist blogger supposedly hates technology. The author misses the point of slow food entirely, making this 5 page article not even worth arguing against. (UTNE Reader)
- Why you should buy heirloom varieties <<In case you need further explanation of why the above article is idiotic. As Homer Simpson would say, “Hello!! Taste?!” (Food Blogga)
- What To Do If Your Study Contradicts Conventional Wisdom <<Cool study looking at how both high and low fat diets are healthy so long as they aren’t processed. (Nutrition and Physical Regeneration)
- Building Muscle Doesn’t Require Lifting Heavy Weights, Study Shows <<Love me some good mythbusting. Workout until fatigue and you’re good. (ScienceDaily)
- What am I missing by juicing my vegetables? <<I get a lot of questions about juicing. I’m not a fan, but if you are this is some useful info. (Nutrition Data)
- Do your civic duty: Eat this fish! <<There are too many lion fish, please eat some. (MSNBC)
- The fatter we get, the less we seem to notice <<Shall we call this reverse anorexia? It’s a serious problem, and far more common. (Obesity Panacea)
- Green Bean Salad <<Beautiful, seasonal, simple recipe. And lovely photography. (Chez Us)
What inspired you this week?