Happy Friday! Seattle’s spring weather has certainly been mercurial this week, hasn’t it? Hopefully the memory of Monday’s glorious sun lingers through what looks to be a drippy weekend. C’est la vie. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite nutrition-related links from the past week:
- I was giving a talk the other day, and someone asked me if it was better to eat “three squares” or several smaller meals for managing weight. I told him that neither was inherently better, and he should follow the pattern that makes him feel best. Some new research backs that up.
- Have you heard Arianna Huffington spread the gospel of adequate sleep? She’s absolutely right, and two new studies suggest that poor sleep is tied to metabolic issues and that young children who sleep less eat more.
- Looks like you can’t outrun a bad diet.
- Building a better casserole.
- I knew that consuming a lot of added sugar is linked to premature aging, but now it looks like excess salt is, too. How lucky that by limiting our intake of highly processed foods (especially snack foods, ready-to-eat meals and fast foods) we can significantly cut back on added sugar and salt!
- If nobody better get between you and your first cup of morning coffee, you might want to read this book.
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