Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week the health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA.
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Links of the week
- The Power of Positive People – The evidence is quite strong that the strength and quality of your social connections is as important to your health as exercise and nutrition. This is really a great read. (NY Times)
- Why the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity is probably wrong: A supplementary reply to Ebbeling and Ludwig’s JAMA article – A deep dive into the science behind the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity. You might be surprised. (Stephan Guyenet)
- Tens of Thousands of People Are About to Lose the Ability to Buy Fresh Food at Farmers Markets – This is an outrage. This wasn’t a policy decision, but another example of an important government contract given to a company that is completely unequipped to handle it and failing spectacularly. Ugh. (Modern Farmer)
- The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: Report – The EPA is being eroded from the inside out. Your health is at stake. (NY Mag)
- Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated – In case you need a reminder of why a functioning EPA is important. (Business Insider)
- Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that – I hope they succeed. (USA Today)
- Supermarkets Deploy Sausage Stations, Dad Jokes to Lure Male Shoppers – “…of more than 1,700 couples between 1992 and 2006, and found that most men who participated in grocery shopping reported higher levels of ****** satisfaction than men in couples where women did most of the work.” You can’t argue with science LOL. (WSJ)
- Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it’s no longer doing any good – Womp womp. (LA Times)
- The Stories That Stop Us From Being Present & Taking Action – Great reminder that you’re the one who controls where your attention stays. (Zen Habits)
- Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Live Longer. Decaf May Do The Trick, Too – It’s a myth that avoiding coffee is healthier. (NPR)
- Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home – Probably not the healthiest recipe I’ve ever shared, but how could I not share it? (NY Times)
What inspired you this week?
Source: FS – All – Food and Nutrition Blogs
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA