Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week saturated fat gets a new lifeline, a pound isn’t just 3500 calories, and eating avocado pits is insane.
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Links of the week
- 15 Reasons Not to Trust That Latest Nutritional Study <<Very timely given the saturated fat news this week. See below. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- A Decades-Old Study, Rediscovered, Challenges Advice on Saturated Fat <<Now that you’ve read that first article, check this bad boy out. It’s almost funny at this point. Seriously, just stick with real food as much as possible and you don’t need to worry about any of this. (NY Times)
- 3 Things I Needed to Hear When I Weighed 300 Pounds <<This is both touching and a nice reminder that there is no shame in trying to get healthy at your own pace. (Huffington Post)
- Anchovies May Be The Secret To Living Past 100 <<I don’t typically share research that has yet to be peer reviewed, but it’ll be interesting to see what comes of this research. (Huffington Post)
- Walk, Jog or Dance: It’s All Good for the Aging Brain <<Exercise is one of the most important things you can continue to do to avoid cognitive decline. (NY Times)
- Why You Should Stop Dramatizing Your Fitness and Health Goals: A Plea for Easy Boss Battles <<This is great advice and +1 for the Legend of Zelda analogy. (Nerd Fitness)
- How Many Calories Do You Actually Have to Burn to Lose One Pound? <<Just a friendly reminder to all you calorie counters that if it is working for you it is not because you are accurately counting the number of calories you consume and burn. (Huffington Post)
- 12 Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides (2016 Dirty Dozen) <<Every year the Environmental Working Group tests common produce for pesticides and publishes the worst offenders. Here’s this year’s list. (MindBodyGreen)
- Avocado Pit Eating Is Nutritional, Feel-Good, Magic Foodism. <<Tell it Yoni! And if you learn anything from Summer Tomato I hope it is that crazy fads are crazy and, more important, distracting you from things that actually work. (Weighty Matters)
- Spice-Crusted Cod with Baby Greens, Beets and Lemon-Yogurt Dressing <<Such a delicious looking spring dinner! (Not Eating Out in New York)
What inspired you this week?