what’s good around the web!

1378040_640572695975000_323964281_nFriday was national cinnamon day in Sweden! If I’d been organized about it I would have made some of my own, but I wasn’t, so I didn’t. Cinnamon bun day just kind of snuck up on me this year!

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. I love this visualization of how much sugar is hiding in supposedly healthy drinks. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – eat fruit, drink water.

2. The ecosystem inside of you could make or break your health.

3. A note from Joel Salatin on why we need farmers.  

4. This is very cool: sowing change in kitchens.

5. Burger King introduces ‘satisfries’. Hmm.

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2013


  1. kellie@foodtoglow says

    I hate the Daily Mail (right-wing, homophobic misogynistic slant on lots of things) but they do have good comparisons on health stuff. I included one of their granola exposes on my blog last year. I managed to miss this March one, and even though I kind of know this subject I was still shocked: the smoothie-doughnut comparison was an eye-opener. We don’t drink fruit juice and this has more than confirmed that we pretty much never will. I need to check your other fab links so I am away now! PS Despite my semi-rant, those buns look good 😀

    • themuffinmyth says

      Love the rant! Good to know about the political nuances of the paper, but yes, I do think it’s a great comparison. Most home made smoothies are great, but I’m with you on juice!

  2. Tessa says

    I have heard of the ‘waste’ transplants and they are scary. But the story on sugary drinks was even more so. I will be re evaluating what I put into my smoothies. I could not help noticing the very healthy product names on the juices. Anything but!

    • themuffinmyth says

      On the contrary! Fecal transplants may be unpleasant sounding, but they are a safe, effective, easy, and inexpensive way to solve a problem. We talked about them at great length in molecular nutrition. Regarding your smoothies, they’re probably better than fine! A smoothie, in my opinion, is much better than juice because you’re maintaining all of the fiber that comes with the whole fruits and veg you put in there, rather than straining it out. Your home made smoothies are probably super healthy. Those commercially prepared junk drinks are not even in the same realm.

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