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Friends! Spring has FINALLY sprung in Stockholm! It literally happened overnight. These cherry blossoms are on my walk to work: on my way there I didn’t notice any, and on my way back they were in full bloom, and about 50 people were standing beneath the trees snapping pictures of the blossoms.

This week’s food, nutrition, and health article roundup is brought to you by Janet from The Taste Space! Says Janet: I am a physician, wrapping up my residency by day, and cooking and blogging about healthy, vegan, whole food-based meals by night. My meals range from Ancho Lentil Taco Salad Wraps, to Indian-Spiced Chickpeas and Kale to decadent Better Than Nutella Cheesecakes. I currently live in Toronto but will be moving to Texas. I don’t know whether to be more scared of their guns, or the Texan heat. In any case, I know I’ll be able to find vegetables.

Thanks for stepping in and curating this week’s links, Janet!


1. Ever wonder what it would be like to go grocery shopping with Michael Polland and Michael Moss?

2. Juice cleanses are pretty trendy right now. Are you curious about them?

3. Eating healthy on a budget. Cost per calorie or pound or nutrients? What wins as a bargain?

4. The scientific 7-minute workout. Is this legit?

5. The controversial science of sports drinks. Why not just make your own?

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2013


  1. Organic Food Facts says

    Thanks for sharing this amazingly helpful and beneficial article, it has been a great help. Keep sharing and caring.

  2. kimthevegan www.rockmyvegansocks.vaskor.ca says

    Love the grocery shopping with Michael Pollan article – just great!
    And the exercise one is good too. I love how you can do this from home and still get a good workout out of it.

    • themuffinmyth says

      I agree, I’m always looking for great home workouts. I’m skeptical (for most of the population) about the validity of just 7 minutes, but it would be fun to try!

  3. erika says

    Great links, Janet! And welcome to Texas 🙂 Don’t worry–the really bad heat only lasts through August. I love the weather during the rest of the year! 🙂

    Katie–your thoughts on the exercise link in response to Tessa’s comment were helpful. Good stuff!

  4. Tessa says

    I have to question the new studies on ‘fasting/recovery diets’ and this new science on short/high intensity training. They seem too good to be true. Common sense tells me the benefits must be limited to certain body processes and not overall long term health. Michael Mosely’s programs on PBS make the diet and the training look downright painful.

    • themuffinmyth says

      I think for most of us these sorts of things are too good to be true, but for some they work. Genetics certainly plays a bigger role than we previously knew, and, although I’m definitely not one of them, there is a small portion of the population for whom a 7 minute workout is enough. Interesting stuff, but limited.


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