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Swedish Easter Witch // The Muffin Myth

Easter witch riding her broom to go trick or treating! It isn’t exactly like trick or treating, the children, who are all dressed essentially the same, go door to door singing traditional songs and handing out hand-made cards. In exchange they are given candy and money. It’s pretty sweet. Also, further to my last post, my Dad emailed letting me know there are ten eggs – gold with a purple stripe – hidden for me. Efff. Happy Easter!

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. Banning big sodas? Subsidizing veggies? Turns out the public is okay with government policies that encourage healthy eating.

2. This new study shows benefits of a mono-unsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) rich diet. A couple of things concern me about this: who the study was funded by, and the fact that they’re genetically modifying corn and soy to be higher in oleic acid. Also, the trial was only four weeks long.

3. Do you find it confusing to wade through all the information about which fats are healthy and why? This article breaks it down nicely.

4. McDonald’s director of nutrition (that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one) insists that their food is healthy. To a room full of dieticians no less. Oh man.

5. Are you a breakfast person? I sometimes am and sometimes am not. This study shows that a protein-rich breakfast prevents snacking later in the day.

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Comments

  1. [email protected] says

    McDonald’s and everything they stand for nutritionally makes me sick. I’d like to see them just serve actual food without all the chemicals and added crap.
    P.S. Happy Easter. Or Sunday. Or broom riding today, or whatever your religious or non-religious preference.

    • themuffinmyth says

      I know. I can’t imagine their director of ‘nutrition’ standing in that room and touting the nutritional merits of their food and taking themselves seriously. Totally shocking.

      And Happy Easter to you as well! I love that in Sweden Easter is coupled with old pagan traditions and there are witches!

  2. [email protected] says

    Looking forward to settling down with an Easter egg (stolen from my {teenaged}daughter!) and reading these. Nothing has to convince me that protein is the way to go for breakfast.Everyone is different of course but for me, and many people I see at the Cancer centre, a healthy and lower fat protein-fuelled brekkie sets us up and helps us make good food choices throughout the day. Usually! Thanks as always for these brilliant compilations

    • themuffinmyth says

      I usually have at least some protein in the morning, whether it’s a high protein (from high protein dairy) smoothie with a handful of chia and / or hemp seeds blended in, or on the weekends maybe an egg. Definitely fills me up and helps me make smarter choices throughout the day.

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