Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week the problem with the new labels, a huge listeria outbreak, and how to make bread healthy again.
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- The Number to Avoid on the New Nutrition Labels <<You’ve probably heard by now that the FDA finally approved new nutrition labels featuring added sugars and highlighting calorie intake. While there’s stuff about the changes that is fantastic (oh hai trans fat!), there’s still a sense of putting lipstick on a pig. Thanks to James Hamblin for this brilliant critique of the new labels, echoing what I’ve been saying for years: that there’s only one place you should be looking to know if your food is healthy. (The Atlantic)
- Can You Carbo-Load Your Way to Good Health? <<The title is incredibly misleading. This article is in fact an excellent exploration of the value of freshly milled grains for making bread rather than commercial flours. I really hope this is the future. (WSJ)
- Huge Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak <<FYI. Yes, Trader Joe’s is on the list. (NY Times)
- Boosting productivity at work may be simple: Stand up <<Standing desks, they’re not just for weight loss anymore. (ScienceDaily)
- You’d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar <<Following up a bit on the food label thing, sugar is a big deal. And sadly most people have literally no idea they eat the equivalent of 5-6 desserts per day. (NY Times)
- 5 Things We Can Learn About Lunch from the French <<Wisdom. (The Kitchn)
- 6 Reasons to Look Forward to Growing Old <<I love this. For myself I’ve certainly found that the older I get the happier I am, and I look forward to this continuing for decades to come. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Your beliefs are wrong. Are you willing to change? <<Yep, we’re all wrong all the time. The question is how do you become less wrong? (Nerd Fitness)
- Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast <<In my experience, the best reason to eat breakfast is that it helps you make better decisions throughout the day. If that isn’t true for you (be honest with yourself), there’s no reason to force it. (NY Times)
- Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Kebabs <<Summer is coming! (David Lebovitz)
What inspired you this week?