The Missing Links – 6th December ’10

Starting this week I will post a bunch of interesting research publications/blog posts/articles related to nutrition and training every Monday. They may be piping hot or 25 year old articles, but rest assured that they will be damn useful and super interesting.

Here are this week’s links. Enjoy!

Can we transport food like Internet data? Foodtubes says yes

Siphon veggies, corn flakes, and cans of baked beans about in high-speed capsules (one by two meters) traveling through dedicated pipelines lodged below our cities. And why not? That’s the way we transport water, oil, gas, and sewage, isn’t it?… “All conditions, day or night, delivery can be guaranteed,” a Foodtubes PowerPoint presentation promises. “Whatever the weather, FOODTUBES will deliver the goods!” Read more.

Ever hear of ‘sugar high’? – Sugar as addictive as cocaine & heroin

After the rats’ sugar supply was withdrawn, they became anxious. Their teeth chattered and they grew unwilling to venture into the open arm of their maze. Instead, they stayed in the tunnel of the maze. Deprived of their sugar, the rats displayed signs of withdrawal similar to the symptoms seen in people when they stop smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs. Read more.

Fear the cholesterol! Really??

Will it cause heart attack? Should you skip the egg yolks? Should you avoid cholesterol rich foods? But wait… what is cholesterol? Do you know? Find out here.

An article from 2004 published in The Hindu calling out the Indian diet? Wow!

The traditional Indian diet is a high carbohydrate diet; deficient in high-quality protein and antioxidants. Moreover Indians use the wrong quality oils for cooking….  Traditionally, Indians did not eat breakfast. This is scientifically healthy practice, contrary to the belief that breakfast should be eaten like a king! Read more.

(PS: Though I’m impressed with her analysis of the cons of the Indian diet, I’m not a fan of the solutions presented.)

Heavy weights can’t do bodyweight training? BS!

D3Hundred – The Inspiration: Check him out here.

Inspired? Now let’s see what you can do!

Here is a compilation of ~300 crossfit body weight workouts that will get you fit and ripped.

Do take a moment to share the blog with friends & family. We’d all be happier in a healthier place.

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