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Portobello Mushroom Bun with Grass-fed beef burger

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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.”

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What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Farmed Salmon?

Dr. Hoody shares his expertise with Eat This, Not That!

A recent article in Eat This, Not That, by Kaley Roberts, explored the health effects of farmed salmon. One of the experts she turned to was Healthier2gether’s very own Dr. Steve Hoody. We thought we’d use this as an opportunity to share the pros and cons of farmed salmon.

In the article, Dr. Steve Hoody, CEO/Founder of Healthier2gether, elaborates: “Farmed salmon is high in Omega-6 saturated fat, which raises your cholesterol and creates inflammation.”

Chocolate Avocado Mouse

Super Healthy Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Besides tasting decadent, smooth and creamy, Chocolate Avocado Mousse has amazing properties. Dark chocolate increases your serotonin resulting in a calming effect. It contains a small amount of phenylethylamine, which acts like an amphetamine and stimulates your cells to release dopamine. Dopamine plays a role in how we feel pleasure. You release dopamine when you eat chocolate and even when you think about eating chocolate. This response lasts as long as you eat or think about it! Perfect for romantic evenings.

Meanwhile, avocados can decrease obesity, help balance diabetes and even decrease heart disease risks. Avocados contain ingredients that promote healthy complexion and can increase energy levels. Its natural plant sterols contain healthy cholesterol.  The fats in an avocado are mainly unsaturated and can decrease macular degeneration in the eyes.


Why Dr. Hoody endorses this dish:

Salmon is simply one of the better fish we have available. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, It is a great source of protein. It contains the antioxidant astaxanthin and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and can benefit weight control. 

Salmon is high in B vitamins, as well as potassium and selenium. Eating salmon two times per week is sufficient to reap its benefits.