Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Good cholesterol (and that means fat) may lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, why New Year’s resolutions are pointless and the benefits of sleep on your appearance. No recipe this week because all my favorite blogs were filled with cookies. Tis the season.
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Links of the week
- High Levels of ‘Good’ Cholesterol Associated With Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease <<All fats except processed trans fats raise healthy HDL cholesterol. This strengthens the case, yet again, that fat is good for you, not bad. (ScienceDaily)
- Stop Talking and Start Doing – Screw Your New Year’s Resolutions <<Agreed. (JCD Fitness)
- CDC halves foodborne illness count. But why now? <<I’m calling BS of the week on the CDC, not Marion Nestle. First off, WTF? Second, I’m still horrified that 1 of 6 people gets food poisoning each year, even if that’s better than the supposed 1 of 3. (Food Politics)
- Activia health claims were a little overblown — even for yogurt <<Lawsuit. Surprise! (Los Angeles Times)
- Livestock in U.S. gobble up the antibiotics <<29 million pounds of them. The worst part is when you start thinking about why livestock need the antibiotics in the first place. (Los Angeles Times)
- The Key to Being Attractive (and Looking Healthy)? A Good Night’s Sleep <<I love this study. Let them have sleep! (ScienceDaily)
- Holiday Strategy: Silencing the Food Pusher! <<Grandma forcing you to eat too much? Here’s some strategies to keep her off your back. (Weighty Matters)
- Does snacking from a large bowl result in overeating? <<Yes, it does. Luckily you can use this knowledge to your advantage. (Obesity Panacea)
- Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast <<Interesting study for those looking to burn a few extra calories in the coming weeks. (New York Times)
- US EPA Removes Saccharin from Hazardous Substances Listing <<I’m not sure why you’d want to eat saccharin, but it’s slightly comforting to know that it’s not as bad as we were told it was back in the day. (ScienceDaily)
What inspired you this week?