Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week skipping breakfast messes up your clock, running is good for your back, and different bread types impact different people differently.
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Links of the week
- Do We Dare To Eat Lectins? – A new book has demonized a molecule found in pretty much all the foods that are healthy. The amazing Dr. David Katz eviscerates the argument in this brilliant and amusing analysis. (HuffPost)
- Eat Less Meat: A Small Change with a Big Impact – There’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently. It’s important to remember that what you eat matters as much as how you get around town in terms of environmental impact. (Civil Eats)
- Delayed meal times reset body clocks – Research is starting to show how your eating schedule impacts your metabolism and blood glucose regulation. If you’ve been skipping breakfast, you may want to reconsider. (ScienceDaily)
- Timing meals later at night can cause weight gain and impair fat metabolism – This study, which should be taken with a grain of salt since it is still not peer reviewed, links meal timing even more directly with body weight and metabolism. (ScienceDaily)
- Why Running May Be Good for Your Back – Interesting and a bit surprising. (NY Times)
- Scientists Pit Sourdough Against White Bread—With Surprising Results – As scientists battle over what all this means, it’s up to you to figure out what works for you. (The Atlantic)
- How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas – I was a bit shocked when I got to New York to discover they don’t compost their organic waste. Awesome to hear they are working to change that–sounds like a big project. (NY Times)
- Waist-to-height ratio more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, new study shows – A simple measurement may be better at predicting obesity than BMI. That would be welcome. (ScienceDaily)
- Night owls, rejoice: A late workout shouldn’t hinder your sleep. It could even help. – It’s reassuring to know that rumors about evening workouts disrupting sleep aren’t based in science. (Washington Post)
- crispy spiced lamb and lentils – Sounds like a delicious combination. (smitten kitchen)
What inspired you this week?