Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Before we get started I want to announce that I’ll be speaking on a panel at BlogHer11. Woohoo! The panel is on Saturday, August 6, and is titled Your Blog Can Make You A Local Hero. Let me know if you’re going to be there, I’d love to say hi.
This week the media is still missing the point about sodium, Campbell’s soup doesn’t care one way or the other, and why you should be eating more sea vegetables.
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Links of the week
- Looking to the Dietary Gods: Eating Well According to the Ancients <<I love this philosophical post about the importance of eating well. (Four Hour Work Week)
- Study Investigates Association Between Intake of Sodium and Potassium and Deaths Among U.S. Adults <<As I said in my salt video last week, potassium is important, but this is only part of the story. Fructose is also a concern. (ScienceDaily)
- Campbell’s to add salt back into Select Harvest soups: Good health doesn’t sell <<BS of the week. As I’ve said a zillion times, I’m not worried about salt per se. But let it be known that food companies don’t care about you unless your wallet is open. (Los Angeles Times)
- No Really – Sitting Is Killing You <<I spoke with Travis about this before, but just to reiterate: even if you get plenty of exercise a desk job can be dangerous. (Obesity Panacea)
- Google’s impressive healthy food program <<Almost makes you want to work at Google, huh? (Food Politics)
- Drinking six to eight cups of water called ‘nonsense’ in editorial <<I find these water debates to be comical. There are so many factors involved in how much water you need. Try drinking it (instead of other stuff) when you’re thirsty. (Los Angeles Times)
- Omega-3 Reduces Anxiety and Inflammation in Healthy Students, Study Suggests <<I’m always interested in studies that show how nutrition impacts subtle, cognitive behavior like this. There’s more to healthy eating than just heart disease and diabetes. (ScienceDaily)
- Michelle Obama splurges on burgers, fries and shake, and that’s OK <<I totally agree with this. Burgers are some of my favorite foods, and there’s no reason a healthy person can’t enjoy them. When you eat healthy most of the time, you can eat what you want the rest of the time. (Los Angeles Times)
- 4 Reasons to Eat Your Ocean Veggies <<We just talked about the value of eating seaweed as a source of iodine. Here’s some more reasons these foods are healthy. (Oprah.com)
- Grilled Green Beans <<I’ve never tried grilling green beans, but it sounds amazing. Just in time for the season. (Michael Ruhlman)
What inspired you this week?