what’s good around the web!

stockholm not dark // the muffin myth

We’re officially out of the circle of darkness! Whooohoo! I love biking home in the not-totally-dark these days. Also, even after almost four years it still gets me that I bike past a royal palace (albeit a totally ugly one) on my way to and from work.

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 post 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.


1. Our foods, our moods.

2. Are you getting enough of these diabetes preventing foods in your diet?

3. The WHO says we should cut our sugar intake to less than a can of coke per day. Cool. But please don’t accomplish that by switching to artificial sweeteners – as regular readers know, that’s the topic of my thesis work, and what I’m uncovering is crazy.

4. But this study (funded by Coke, so take with a grain of salt) says that fructose isn’t the problem.

5. Why the energy balance equation leads to flawed approaches in obesity management and treatment.

And in the world of veggie burgers that are turning out much better than mine did, check out Kellie’s Provencal Lentil and Quinoa Burgers.

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2014



  1. Deena Kakaya says

    Hi Katie. I enjoyed reading the piece about diabetes preventing foods; I come from a family of diabetics. My dad and several of his sisters are diabetics and I didn’t know about the effects of black beans.

    When I had my little boy my diet deteriorated and my insulin levels fluctuated lots and my health suffered until I re-adopted a low GI diet. I’ve learned about some tasty new options through your post. Thank you xx

    • themuffinmyth says

      Glad you’ve learned something helpful! I learn new things all the time sourcing out those article roundups. I definitely knew black beans were good for us, but didn’t know about the link to diabetes prevention. Good to know!

  2. Cammy says

    For the first time in my life I seriously contemplated a Sucralose sweetened product. I did decide against it after all… Just doesn’t feel right.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *