Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Reminder: I’ll be at the Fireside conference Sept 6-9 in Canada, and doing a live podcast on stage with the venerable Yoni Freedhoff. Would love to see you there!
This week mushroom tea isn’t magic, a little alcohol probably won’t kill you, and diet impacts women’s wellbeing more than men’s.
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Links of the week
- A Daily Drink Is Almost Certainly Not Going to Hurt You – A more sober (wink wink) interpretation of the big heath news this week. (The Atlantic)
- How coconut oil went from health food to “poison” – I can’t even believe we’re still having this discussion. Coconut oil is fine if you don’t ingest it like a crazy person. (Vox)
- There’s not enough evidence that mushroom tea is magic – On the flip side, no foods are magic either. (Washington Post)
- Need More Self-Control? Try a Simple Ritual – This is interesting, although I wouldn’t recommend trying anything so pointless as a long-term strategy. Build your habits consciously and make them meaningful for best results. (Scientific American)
- The Jordan Peterson All-Meat Diet – And a nice counterpoint for not making your food choices too meaningful. (The Atlantic)
- Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men – Fascinating. I’d love to learn more about this and how it might work. (ScienceDaily)
- Cardio exercise and strength training affect hormones differently – It doesn’t surprise me at all that the benefits of cardiovascular exercises and strength training exercises would be physiologically different. Keep this in mind when you’re trying to justify leaving one of them out of your habits. (ScienceDaily)
- How You Felt About Gym Class May Impact Your Exercise Habits Today – The subtle psychological nudges that happen in your childhood have lasting consequences for your behavior as an adult. It’s important to be aware of these, and if they’re holding you back to work on overcoming it. (NY Times)
- The Long, Monstrous Reign of the Red Delicious Apple Is Ending – Hahahahaha–that headline. Can’t remember the last time I ate a red delicious apple, or any industrial apple from the grocery store for that matter. Speaking of, apple season is finally beginning at farmers markets here in the northern hemisphere. I’m so excited. (NY Times)
- Lime & Blistered Peanut Coleslaw Recipe – Wow! Want. (101 Cookbooks)