Happy Friday! In Seattle, the trees are starting to say “autumn,” but the weather is most definitely saying “summer.” Again, in the delightful words of Cole Porter, it’s too darn hot. Here’s some nutrition news for your weekend reading:
- Are you falling victim to myths about proper hydration?
- The FDA’s unfortunate ruling on GRAS regulations. (All the more reason to keep highly processed food to a minimum.)
- Is teff the new super grain?
- Advice from a former Olympic hopeful: Set the bar low.
- Yikes! A side effect of flooding I never thought of: Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas.
- In case your summer still has some travel in store: 54 weird, wacky, wonderful American food destinations worth pulling over for.
- For that warm, fuzzy feeling: Celebrity chefs turn wasted Olympics food Into meals for homeless.
- And finally, for your weekend listening pleasure: Eating yogurt is not enough – Rebalancing the ecosystem of ‘the microbes within us.’ (I have not listened to this NPR Fresh Air interview with science writer Ed Yong yet, but one of my patients alerted me to it and said it was a fascinating listen.)
Have a great weekend! I will likely spend most of mine sequestered in my air-conditioned home office—one of the two rooms in our house that has A/C—writing, writing, and then writing some more. Jeff will spend much of his weekend preparing to tile our kitchen floor, which means we are entering that annoying time of any kitchen remodel where the kitchen starts to become unusable (there’s a layer of stuff that has to go down on the floor, and dry, before the actual application of grout and tile can commence, which means no walking into the kitchen). On the plus side, the counter guys came out today to take measurements for our new Corian counter, so yay!