Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Below are the most interesting stories we came across last week.
An excellent, research-backed post from the good folks over at Greatist. This is a great summary of the issues involved in the ongoing GMO debate.
Source: Food Politics by Marion Nestle
What you need to know about the latest mad cow scare.
It’s about time somebody made this point. Regardless of which type of diet you’re into (which could be none at all), we shouldn’t lose sight of the big issues – that we consume way more processed food than we should and don’t care enough about where and how our food is grown.
Cheese Miniseries: 12 Cheese Facts, 10 Things To Know About Processed Cheese, and Is this Cheese? Kraft Singles
Great miniseries about cheese and processed cheese in particular. We definitely learned a few (not so awesome) things about processed cheese.
Source: Weighty Matters
Yoni Freedhoff makes a great point over on his blog related to a recent study that suggests that kids in families that eat together (at home) are healthier.
Source: Nutrition Diva at Quick and Dirty Tips
Great response to a Harvard researcher’s recent dismissal of the importance of maintaining balance between Omega-6s and Omega-3s. We’re with Nutrition Diva on this one – research to back it up does exist.
Source: Business Insider / Online Colleges
Good reference if you’re not already aware of the dangers associated with pulling all-nighters.
Source: Huffpost Healthy Living
Really helpful list – lots of veggies and nuts, which are great for you in many other ways.
Source: NatureBox Blog
Great overview of why fiber is really important, as well as a list of some of the best sources.
Some very helpful guidelines for any heavy coffee drinkers out there (guilty).
Great primer on why eggs are great for you (even the yolks!) and how it’s okay to eat them daily.
Source: Business Insider
Gross. Steer clear of this heavily processed food for sure.