I’m not going to start my links post with “Happy Friday” this week, because well, it’s not. I don’t often talk about world events (outside of the nutrition world), but with everything that’s been going on at home and abroad, including yesterday’s tragedy in Nice, France, in the exact spot where I was walking less than three months ago (some photos below), today’s just not a happy day.
I also found out on the way home yesterday, via Facebook, that someone I went to grad school with has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and it’s metastasized all over. She has no family history of breast cancer, and isn’t even old enough to have had a mammogram. Her only symptom was a cough. Things like this are not supposed to happen.
I plan to spend the weekend, quietly, feeling grateful for what I have. I’m also determined that I will still travel to Istanbul in December, and Paris next March. It’s my infinitesimally small protest against cowardly terrorism. Because life does go on, I also have some links to share. Have a good weekend, and don’t watch too much news.
- Let’s start with: Eating more fruits & vegetables tied to happiness.
- How to eat bread the right way. (This is why I adore Ellie Krieger.)
- Sugar as bad as crystal meth? Please, stop with the food fear.
- Graph: Where nutritionists and the public agree on healthy foods.
- How nutrition experts cut down on food waste. (I’m one of those experts!)
- Can’t do vegetarian? How about flexitarian?
- Is watermelon good for you?
- The dangerous lies your trainer is telling you.
- No excuses: You’re never too ‘busy’ for this instant couscous dinner. (I go for whole-wheat couscous, personally.)
- If you need another recipe, my latest On Nutrition column (By land or by sea, get your omega-3s) includes a recipe for salmon with kale walnut pesto.