Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week skinny people don’t diet, healthy eating is cheaper than junk food, and Starbucks is worse than 6 donuts. I included a couple of extra ones, because they were just too good to leave out.
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Links of the week
- Skinny People Rarely Diet <<I told you so. And it isn’t just genetics, it’s habits. (The Atlantic)
- Slow Eating May Help Overweight Children <<Eating slowly is often one of those habits. (WSJ)
- Grass-fed Vs. Conventional: When Does It Matter Most? <<Really good explanation of when to splurge on grass-fed meats if they are difficult for you to acquire. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Some Starbucks Drinks Have More Sugar Than A Milkshake <<…or half a dozen donuts, in case you didn’t know. (Huffington Post)
- How to Eat Like a Successful MyFitnessPal User <<MyFitnessPal has a ton of data on what people eat and which people are successful at losing weight. The answers might surprise you.
- A Food Bank Proves A Healthy Mediterranean Diet Is Cheaper Than A Junky American One <<This was exactly my experience in grad school when I was broke as hell. When I started cooking more fresh food I actually saved money. It depends on what ingredients you choose, though. (Fast Company)
- Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations <<This made me smile. And smiling is good for you. (James Clear)
- How Exercise May Lower Cancer Risk <<Very cool research identifies new mechanism by which exercise kills cancer cells. (NYTimes)
- Big Health Benefits to Small Weight Loss <<If you’ve been eating healthier and exercising, but still struggling to lose the weight you want, rest assured that the work you’ve done is still incredibly important. Keep it up. (NYTimes)
- The Best Temperature for a Good Night’s Sleep <<For a large number of people healthy habits are constantly undermined by poor sleep, and the temperature of your bedroom appears to have a major influence. (WSJ)
- 3 Reasons You Should Eat Liver (Like Leo) <<I love this. (The Kitchn)
- Vegetable Biryani for my “Rickshaw Girl” <<One of my favorite foods. Nom nom. (Global Table Adventure)
What inspired you this week?