Quick Links: Lotsa Good Stuff

A torrent of great article links have been coming across the Twitter wire today, so here they are in one place for you.

  • As if you needed any, here‘s more evidence that grass-fed meat is very good for you.
  • Here‘s an excellent takedown of the anti-salt lobby by The Scientific American.
  • The New York Times discusses a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in June which determines that calories in/calories out is indeed dead and that if you don’t get your diet in order, your exercise won’t help you in the long run. I’m a little concerned about the list of foods they allegedly identified as being the main culprits in weight gain. How does one determine that exactly anyway? And why do studies always group red meat with processed meat?! But aside from that, more support for the obvious fact that our food system isn’t doing anyone any favors.
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2 Responses to “Quick Links: Lotsa Good Stuff”

  1. I’m starting to see quotes similar to this one in the NY Times article popping up all over the place: “The notion that it’s O.K. to eat everything in moderation is just an excuse to eat whatever you want.” What sort of impact is that little bit of something having on your body? Will the whole “moderation is key” thinking go away? It seems that is how many people justify eating crap (myself included).

    • I also see that response two ways: 1) There has been so much misinformation out there that people are tired of trying to figure it all out and figure that moderation is the only way to manage all the noise, and 2) They’re afraid of making any major changes and they see those changes as a threat to their way of life. It’s much easier to blame someone else rather than the very food you put in your own mouth.

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