Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week nutrition facts are BS, 1 minute to better health, and how fructose alters brain genes.
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Links of the week
- The cereal box is lying to you — and so is every other label: Why you can’t trust that “nutrition” information <<If this doesn’t make you want to give up on nutritionism, stop looking at labels and embrace a diverse diet of Real Food instead, I don’t know what will. (Salon)
- 1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion <<No more complaining that you don’t have time to workout. Seriously though this is one of the better studies on HIIT that I’ve seen. (NY Times)
- Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves <<This. One of the biggest barriers along my own cooking journey was fear of the stove, an issue I didn’t resolve until I was 20 years old. That’s ridiculous. (Washington Post)
- Avoiding Peanuts to Avoid an Allergy Is a Bad Strategy for Most <<New parents take note: the longer you wait to introduce potential allergens to children, the more likely they are to develop dangerous allergies. (NY Times)
- How I manage to work 60-plus hours a week and still find time to cook dinner every night <<The critical step here was simply her decision to make this a priority. (Business Insider)
- The fuss over previously unpublished data from the Minnesota Heart Study <<Excellent summary of the thoughts from prominent scientists about the new saturated fat data. (Food Politics)
- Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases <<This is pretty hardcore. Scientists are finally starting to scratch the surface about why processed foods are so unhealthy. (ScienceDaily)
- This 10-Minute Technique Means You’ll Never Waste Vegetables Again <<And I bet you’ve never thought of it. (The Kitchn)
- Reason For Not Eating Out #59: For Creativity’s Sake <<A lovely essay on the immense value of cooking, beyond just the whole “you’ll live a lot longer” thing. (Not Eating Out in New York)
- shaved asparagus frittata <<Such a perfect spring dish. Enjoy the asparagus while it lasts! (smitten kitchen)
What inspired you this week?