Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week climate change lowers crops’ nutrition, beliefs impact meal satiety, and eating close to bedtime linked to body fat.
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Links of the week
- The great nutrient collapse – Fascinating research emerging on how the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere is actually increasing the amount of sugar and reducing the amount of nutrients in the plants on earth, including our food. It’s refreshing to read such great journalism. (Politico)
- So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here’s What To Do – In case that sponge story has been keeping you up at night, NPR calls BS. (NPR)
- Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index – More new research on how eating close to bedtime (regardless of when that actually is or what you eat) impacts body composition. (ScienceDaily)
- You’re Only as Full as You Expect to Be – I don’t usually share scientific findings that haven’t gone through peer review yet, but this was super interesting and consistent with research that is already published. It seems what you believe about the food you eat has a bigger impact on how satisfying it is than the actual qualities (nutrition, meal size, etc.) of the food. Think about what that might mean in your life. (Medline)
- Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s How to Actually Change Your Life. – An interesting take on the roles of clear thinking and commitment in bypassing the willpower problem. (Medium)
- Omega-3 helps the gut stay healthy, study finds – Omega-3 fatty acids may work a bit like probiotics in the gut. (MedicalXpress)
- Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest – If this is true, diet and exercise should have a tremendous impact in helping with depression, which the evidence supports. (Telegraph)
- Are we putting too much blame on ‘emotional eating’? – A good question. (Washington Post)
- Dull Knife? No Sharpener? Grab a Mug – Who knew? (Serious Eats)
- MEXI CAULIFLOWER RICE STUFFED PEPPERS – Summer food! Yum. (Sprouted Kitchen)
What inspired you this week?