Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week mice trained to binge on full stomach, the problem with HIIT, and black tea is a superfood too.
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Links of the week
- For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving – Exercise is arguably the single best way to maintain your brain health with age, in case you didn’t know. (NY Times)
- Feeling sated can become a cue to eat more – Wow this is nuts. A new study in mice shows that feeding cues can be reversed when they are subjected to abnormal food access, i.e. no food when hungry and hyperpalatable food when already full. Essentially they trained the mice to binge when they were already full. It’s worth noting that mice do not have the body image issues and emotional baggage that we have as human dieters. This gives us one more biological reason why dieting inevitably backfires. (ScienceDaily)
- The circadian rhythm research that just won a Nobel prize in medicine, explained – The science of why living in accordance with light/dark cycles is important is easy to ignore in our high-tech world, but that would be a mistake. (Vox)
- High-intensity workouts won’t work for most people – Doing what you find enjoyable is the best predictor of maintaining an exercise habit. While HIIT workouts work great from a biological perspective, if you hate them and won’t do them then they aren’t the solution for you. (ScienceDaily)
- Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC. – This is painful to read. Fast food was born in America, so we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into, and it will take many decades to undo the damage. In developing nations these companies know exactly what they are promoting and make no apologies for it. (NY Times)
- Black tea may help with weight loss, too – Are you surprised to learn that all this time black tea may have also been a “superfood,” but science just didn’t know it yet? I’m not. (ScienceDaily)
- FDA failing to act on risky foods – This is incredibly frustrating. What’s the point of food safety regulations if they aren’t inspected or enforced? (Watertown Daily Times)
- France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery – Amazing. (Independent)
- Turkish Cauliflower & Yoghurt Soup – Nom nom. (Stone Soup)