what’s good around the web!

You guys! Muffin Myth swag! Did you know this existed? In addition to the cookbook I’m going to send one of you I’m going to throw in a Muffin Myth tea towel. Details are at the end of Thursday’s post. Also, I’m going to send another tea towel to a MM Facebook fan. Details are posted on the MM Facebook page. 

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. My friend Lindsay sent me this super interesting article about how carbs were key in wolves’ evolution to dogs. Amazing the impact our diet may have had on the evolution of another species.

2. Check out this video made in response to Coca Cola’s anti-obesity ad.

3. Remember the quinoa article I posted a few weeks back? I was sent this article which poses some interesting counter arguments (thanks Leanne!). What to believe?

4. Do you take fish oil supplements to boost your omega fatty acids? According to this recent study, excessive omega fatty acids may make inflammation and heart health worse, not better.

5. Have you heard all the fuss about Pepsico’s announcement that they will be removing brominated vegetable oils from their sports drinks (Gatorade) after a teenaged girl’s online petition? I’ve read several articles on the issue, and I think this is an interesting spin on it.  

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  1. kellie@foodtoglow says

    Oh, you’ll have to suggest something. All I know about Swedish food – other than the bleeding obvious – is Janssens Tempation and fermented, buried things. What do YOU like that’s portable and sendable and won’t get confiscated??? I want to make sure I’ve sent you what you want first though ;D

  2. kellie@foodtoglow says

    So you are interested in Marigold? Cool! I can definitely send you the miso version. But we don’t get it as cubes, we get it in a canister. Is that okay? I like canisters of the dry powder better. The next time I go to the health food store I will procure you some! Possibly without the smoked garlic as I don’t know where it’s got to I feel a mission coming on!… ps I saw your DM: don’t worry, if I know of something you can get me I will straight on to you 😀 Hope your brain is better x

    • themuffinmyth says

      My brain is better! I’ve stopped drinking tea after 10am and taken up evening meditation classes. I actually slept last night!

      Super curious about what you want sent from Sweden!

  3. kellie@foodtoglow says

    I have only had a chance to just read the topics of this week’s collection of nutrition-related nuggets, but they all look like must-reads. I need to book a space tonight to have a read through. Like Jess I am glad you have a link to another view on the quinoa ‘debate’. And I can’t wait to read the Omega 3 piece – the advice on that seems to have swung wildly over the past few years. I certainly think you shouldn’t take them willy nilly – that’s for sure. Thanks as always for providing this service for us! PS Haven’t seen the smoked garlic again, but when I do I will get it for you 😀

    • themuffinmyth says

      Thanks Kellie, you’re so sweet! I’ve also been trying to find the Marigold stock cubes in the various flavours you mentioned – miso? But can only find regular. If you happen to find smoked garlic would you mind throwing in some miso broth cubes as well? I will definitely send you a return package!

      I think the quinoa issue and the omega issue isn’t so far apart. Let’s just eat moderately, and locally when we can. I’m so glad you like the article roundup!

  4. Jess says

    I’m glad to see this other side of the quinoa argument, Katie. I have to admit, I was a bit disheartened by the one you posted earlier, but it certainly reminded me about the importance of being thoughtful consumers. Probably like many people, I started eating it for its nutrition benefits, and now I absolutely love the stuff!

    • themuffinmyth says

      I’m not sure what to believe… I’m sure there is some merit to both articles, which is just one more reason to eat moderately, and locally whenever possible. I, too, am a quinoa lover, but I think I’ll try to eat just a little bit less than before.

  5. Tessa says

    Thanks for the Omega 3 update. I will think twice before taking my daily fish oil supplement after reading this article. Best advice, everything in moderation. Includiing supplements.

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