Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
In case you missed it, I shared my thoughts on the new USDA Dietary Guidelines over at my personal blog (and on MSNBC, kinda). Also this week fake sugars find themselves in the spotlight, along with dark meat chicken and the culinary crack pipe. And if you were wondering, we here at Summer Tomato have plenty of reasons to believe breakfast is still important.
I read many more wonderful articles than I post here each week. If you’d like to see more or just don’t want to wait until Friday, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@summertomato) or the Summer Tomato Facebook fan page. For a complete list of my favorite stories check out my links on Digg. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.
Links of the week
- The Geek’s Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen <<Pretty clever way to make your kitchen a more pleasant place to be. (Lifehacker)
- Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause an Insulin Spike? <<Good question. They certainly don’t appear to be good for you. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Diet Coke supports American Hearth Month despite soda’s link to increased risk of heart disease <<Insulin response isn’t the only factor important in health. Diet sodas are not a neutral drink. (Los Angeles Times)
- Food is Now Huffable <<BS of the week. Finally we can all stop eating and just free-base our food. Oh wait, that’s a horrible idea. (NBC Bay Area)
- Chicken: Get Over White Meat. Join the Dark Side! <<Chicken breasts are the worst. Seriously. Thighs FTW! (Time)
- Why I still think breakfast’s part of weight management. <<I was frustrated with a recent report that breakfast just “adds calories” to your day. Thanks Yoni for explaining why this study is crap. (Weighty Matters)
- Weight Loss & Breakfast: Eggs are Better <<And adding to that argument, here’s a handful of studies that show choosing eggs in the morning is a great way to go. (Health Habits)
- VitaminWater’s health claims scoffed at by consumer group <<They are also scoffed at by me. (Los Angeles Times)
- Roasting Coffee Beans a Dark Brown Produces Valued Antioxidants, Scientists Find <<To the chagrin of raw foodists, sometimes cooking actually improves the nutritional value of foods. Coffee is no exception. (ScienceDaily)
- Three Teacup Chicken <<As noted above, do yourself a favor and use thighs in this recipe. (Simply Recipes)
What inspired you this week?