Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week low-carb is a bust, no edge to human longevity, and writing to improve body image.
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Links of the week
- THE COLLAPSE OF A $40 MILLION NUTRITION SCIENCE CRUSADE – Ever wonder what happened to Gary Taubes and his crusade to prove that low-carb diets are the answer to life, the universe and everything? (Wired)
- There’s Tremendous Human Suffering Behind Our Food. It’s Time to End It. – Extremely important. (Civil Eats)
- How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds – We’ve already doubled our lifespans in the past 200 years. What does the future hold? (NY Times)
- Writing away the body image blues – Fascinating. I know writing has proven an effective therapy for many psychological complaints, but this is the first time I’ve seen it applied to body image. Will be interesting to see where this research goes. (ScienceDaily)
- Mindful movement may help lower stress, anxiety – Don’t have time to exercise and meditate? Try doing both at the same time. (ScienceDaily)
- Want to stop craving chocolate? Here are two options. – I dislike this headline, but I do like the article. In my experience it is very difficult to stop cravings (unless you are undernourished, in which case eating more can help immensely). The real question is: how can you stop taking your cravings for junk foods so damned seriously and make the better decision more often than not? It’s nice to have a couple of different tricks up your sleeve. (Washington Post)
- Beyond genetics: Lifestyle choices to slow the aging process – Good advice. (Washington Post)
- Exercise can help treat mood disorders. Here’s why, and how to get started. – I use exercise as mental health self-care daily. I can’t imagine my life without it. (Washington Post)
- An Amazing Vegetarian Paella Recipe – Nom nom nom. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?