Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week marathons hurt your kidneys, loopholes let farms continue abusing antibiotics, and two nutrients that help with weight loss.
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Links of the week
- The U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says < This is incredibly depressing. Antibiotic resistance is one of the scariest threats facing humanity and the main cause is industrial meat production. Sadly the best option is still opting out of the whole thing, which I realize is not practical for most people. (NPR)
- Marathons Injure Kidneys < Interesting new research on some potential downsides of running 26.2 miles in one go. (The Atlantic)
- How to Eat Fish and Still Save the Earth < Choosing seafood isn’t easy. It’s one of the healthiest things you can eat (usually), but there are tons of caveats and the environmental impact is nothing short of terrifying. Fortunately there are still plenty of good options if you’re willing to ditch some common practices, Mark Bittman explains. (GQ)
- Can These 2 Nutrients Help You Keep the Weight Off? < Super interesting research that may explain why switching to Real Food is more effective for maintaining weight loss than normal diets. (Nutrition Diva)
- Foods Labeled ‘Healthy’ May Hide Unhealthy Secrets < FYI. The purpose of food labels is marketing, not promoting good health. (Medline)
- Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain < Such great news! (NY Times)
- Why Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car? < I realize how douchey this headline sounds, but I can’t stop thinking about this article. I’m mortified that I’ve been to Japan so many times and never visited this Mecca of fruit. (Slate)
- Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity < Importantly, skipping TV was more important than the frequency of family meals. TV rots the brain anyway, and if you’re putting in more than an hour a day it’s probably time for some soul searching. (ScienceDaily)
- A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health < I like that there is a lot of practical and actionable advice here. (NY Times)
- Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad Recipe < This looks like the perfect solution to my Southeast Asian food cravings. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?