Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week Oreos really are like crack, how genetics impact being vegan, and how to get teens to quit junk food.
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Links of the week
- How Oreos Work Like Cocaine <<Interesting new research on how hyperpalatable processed sweets can create neural activation in rats similar to addictive drugs. (The Atlantic)
- 4 Reasons Why Some People Do Well as Vegans (While Others Fail Miserably) <<There are genetic and other innate differences among us that explain why we each respond differently to different nutrient intakes. This is what makes nutrition science difficult. It’s always what makes it super interesting. (Authority Nutrition)
- Teens reject junk food when healthy eating is framed as rebellion <<This actually works for me too, because Monsanto can suck it. (Research Digest)
- Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives <<Great summary of the excellent book Mindset by Carol Dweck. (Brain Pickings)
- Emasculated Men Refuse to Do Chores—Except Cooking <<Apparently men do less housework when they earn less than their wives (wtf guys??) except when it comes to cooking. I’ll take it I guess. (The Atlantic)
- Want to get your kids to stop inhaling their food? Science has your back. <<An interesting take on the benefits of eating slower. (Washington Post)
- Should You Eat Less Protein? <<As with most things, more is not always better. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- How Night Shifts Perpetuate Health Inequality <<Is it better to work nights less often if you have the chance? Not so much. (The Atlantic)
- When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves <<Welp, this explains pretty much everything. (Atlas Obscura)
- Easy Pressure Cooker Green Chili With Chicken Recipe <<I made this last week and it was both easy and insanely delicious. (Serious Eats)
What inspired you this week?