Happy Friday! And happy Food Revolution Day! I won’t be doing any home cooking today, alas (unless you count my brown bag lunch), because I have a School of Public Health celebration event this evening (where I am being recognized for being named this year’s outstanding student in my department). I have plans to cook something delicious and nutritious for dinner this weekend, though..just need to pick a recipe. Meanwhile, here are some links:
- Sometimes more is better, but sometimes more is just…more. Take antioxidants, for example. They serve a very important role in the body, but the answer is not to pop extra vitamin pills. The Washington Post article “Antioxidants are beneficial, but consumers should know the myths about them” does a nice job of laying out the important myths and truths.
- In (belated) honor of Mother’s Day, a Civil Eats article on how mothers are fighting back against McMarketing: “Time for Action: Moms and Marketing to Kids Don’t Mix.” Go moms!
- To keep my fight against gluten misinformation going, I’m sharing a video and article from Dr. Sanjay Gupta on “Gluten Confusion: Why the Wrong People are Going Gluten-Free.”
- This NBC article on the Institute of Medicine’s report pointing out the the evidence for lowering sodium below 2300 milligrams a day is inconsistent had me at the opening words, “An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday…” Yes, this is a sticky issues, as I wrote about recently for The Seattle Times, but if you read “Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts,” you’ll see that they, of course, point out that most of our sodium comes from prepared and restaurant foods. And remember, dear readers, that those foods are less healthful in lots of ways.
- Speaking of my pet topics, as The Washington Post points out, “Eggs, even with their cholesterol, are a good source of protein for most people.”
Have a great weekend!