For The Love of Food

by | Apr 23, 2010

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Be sure to check out my guest post today over at Ecosalon! Top 10 Mistakes Made By Farmers Market Noobz

No good news this week for those of you who still love processed foods. Turns out sugar (not fat) causes heart disease, processed soy products causes cancer and the health insurance industries puts their extra money into fast food stocks. Luckily there is still hope for those of us interested in eating real food with actual taste.

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 complete reading lists join me on the social bookmarking sites StumbleUpon and Delicious. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you there. (Note: If you want a follow back on Twitter introduce yourself with an @ message).

Links of the week

What did you find worth reading this week?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
You deserve to feel great, look great and LOVE your body
Let me show you how with my FREE starter kit for getting healthy
and losing weight without dieting.

Where should I send your free information?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

6 Responses to “For The Love of Food”

  1. thomas says:

    “You know those reports that come out every few months that say being fat might actually be good for you? Well, those ignore a lot of things like, for instance, your brain. (New York Times)”

    true, but isn’t it a general problem of most nutrition related studies that brain/mental measurements are mostly ignored?

    as for the article, it is interesting. quote:
    “For example, one long-term study of more than 6,500 people in northern California found that those who were fat around the middle at age 40 were more likely to succumb to dementia in their 70s. ”

    Could someone bother to explain to me how i can show the causality between being fat and 30 years later being more likely to succumb to dementia?

    • Darya Pino says:

      First, yes, they usually ignore the brain and it kills me because that is my field of interest.

      Second, there are many speculations about why fat may influence cognition. The first is vascular, and this is likely correlation not causation. Someone who is over weight likely has a poor vascular system from not working out and a bad diet. The brain is particularly sensitive to poor circulation. Alternatively, I’ve seen studies suggesting hormones such as insulin and leptin directly impact the health of the brain. Third, the brain is also sensitive to inflammation, which is also common in overweight people.

      Truth though, is that we don’t know yet.

  2. Sheena says:

    Hi! I am so happy to have found you blog- loving this post and I cannot wait to go read more!

  3. thomas says:

    thank you

  4. Michael Sutton says:

    Something fun this summer: several of us are getting together for a tomato tasting. There are so many varieties and we really have no idea how they vary in flavor, so we will have them all identified. We’ll probably have a few tomato dishes – salsas, gazpacho, etc. Also, I’m thinking tasting notes, but that may not interest everybody. At any rate, it will be a fun, tasty time which we will recall when we choose our tomatoes next year !

What do you think?

Want a picture next to your comment? Click here to register your email address for a Gravatar you can use on most websites.


Please be respectful. Thoughtful critiques are welcome, but rudeness is not. Please help keep this community awesome.