what’s good around the web!

I took this photo last week while walking to the train from work. I loved the darkness contrasted by the brightness of the snow, and the lights on the boat reflecting off the water.

What’s good around the web is a weekly series where I share some of what I’ve been reading around the web. Each week I’ll be posting links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it! If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. The battle of the binge: the dark side of the anti-obesity message.

2. Coconut oil has made a major comeback as a healthy oil recently. This is a great comparison of coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. Which do you prefer?

3. What changes do you think should be made to the nutrition facts panel in 2013?

4. Public health challenges and dietary seat belts. Interesting read.

5. According to a poll of over 200 registered dieticians, gluten free will be the most popular weight loss strategy for 2013. But it doesn’t work.

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2012



  1. [email protected] says

    As always, a fabulous round-up of health news that saves us from trawling the Net to be as well-informed. Thank you! Btw, I am an evoo girl, but for the very infrequent times i do higher temp cooking I like cold-pressed canola/rapeseed and sometimes virgin coconut oil (depends on taste at outcome). The cold-pressed canola has much higher smoke point than equivalent evoo. Not that I get it to smoking you understand!

    • themuffinmyth says

      Thanks Kellie! I have used some virgin coconut oil in baking projects and do enjoy the flavour, but it’s nice to have some information on the nutritional aspects and a benchmark (olive oil) to compare it to. I think people have a tendency to run away with the latest information on health and nutrition without necessarily comparing it to anything else or really bothering to understand the information. Yes, coconut oil is making a comeback as a ‘healthy’ fat, but healthy fats are still fats, and coconut oil is still highly saturated. I’m an evoo girl myself, but do enjoy the flavour of coconut oil in some baking and in granola, and like you will use a canola oil for higher temperature cooking or in places where the flavour of olive oil isn’t as appropriate.

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