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Covid-19 and Obesity – a Lethal Combination

Dr. Hoody draws a startling correlation between COVID-19 and obesity in a recent FIXNYC.org article. In the article he lays out three simple steps policymakers and politicians should focus on to reduce the detrimental effects of both.

First, he lays out some statistics that should give us all pause.

  • COVID-19 has killed 4.5 million people worldwide.
  • 8 million people die each year from obesity.
  • Since COVID-19, nearly 8 million died of obesity.

Portobello Mushroom Bun with Grass-fed beef burger

Image by Flora & Vino

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this healthy bunless burger!

Portobello Mushroom Bun Burgers with Guacamole is a delicious, nutritious, bread-free, and low-cal burger recipe. Check out the ingredients and you will see that BBQ can be healthy.

Grass fed beef has 5x the omega-3 fats as grain fed beef and 2x the amount of linoleic acid, an active antioxidant. How cows are fed affects their nutritional value.

Eating a lot of bread can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. We substituted bread with Portobello mushrooms, which are high in fiber, antioxidant and contain anti-inflammatory properties, but still have great taste due to their fat content. And 73% of that fat is the healthy monounsaturated type.

Use organic eggs when cooking. The extra cost is minimal, but the difference is tremendous. Each egg contains all the ingredients to make a complete full-grown chicken. That is the definition of whole food.

Avocado garnish is high in fiber, vitamin C, foliate and potassium. Onions are anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, have antioxidant properties and are high in vitamin C. Garlic has long been known to lower high blood pressure.

Why Sugar, Cheese And Fast Food Are More Addictive Than Heroin

By Dr. Steve Hoody from Healthier2gether

Why is weight loss so hard? Junk food is easier to find and more immediately rewarding than even hard drugs. Cookies could be even more addictive than heroin.

Studies reveal the shocking power of sweetness. Human subjects were asked to push a button as soon as they sensed a hit of sugar placed upon their tongues. Their reactions were almost instantaneous — a fraction of a second after the sugar landed on their tongues, they sensed it.

“The smoke from cigarettes takes ten seconds to stir the brain, but a touch of sugar on the tongue will do so in a little more than half a second,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss writes in his new book “Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.” “That’s nearly twenty times faster than cigarettes.”

“Not only can food be as addictive as cigarettes, alcohol, and some drugs,” he said. “But in some way even more so.”

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Pecans, Goat Feta and Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Strawberry Spinach with Pecans, Feta and Poppy Seed Salad Dressing is quick, easy and healthy.  Made with just 5 ingredients, it comes together in minutes.

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Now, this is a true summer delight. Strawberries and spinach are a classic together.  Spinach is low in carbs and a nutrient-rich vegetable and contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid and vitamins A, C and K1. It can decrease your blood sugar, blood pressure, and inhibit cancer and is a potent anti-inflammatory. Strawberries are also high in vitamins C and potassium, and can help prevent heart disease and can lower blood sugar. Pecans are the necessary crunchy element and that no good salad should be without.  Pecans are also a good of calcium, magnesium, potassium and contain protein and the healthy monounsaturated fats which can lower blood pressure.  Not into pecans?  Try swapping them out with slivered almonds or chopped walnuts. And goat feta cheese is low-fat. And if you use Cathy’s Gluten Free Poppy Seed Dressing, its Free from refined sugars.  Healthy, beautiful and always a crowd pleaser!

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