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Healthier2gether Burrito Boat

Sail the Healthy Seas with Zucchini Burrito Boats

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Zucchini is an unsung hero in the vegetable family. This recipe is nutritious, fun to eat for adults and kids, and a healthy twist on a family favorite.

Here is why I endorse this recipe. Zucchini can aid in weight loss and get rid of puffy eyes because of its super hydration qualities and Zucchini is 95% water by weight. It strengthens bones because of its available calcium, decreases cholesterol levels due to its high fiber content and antioxidants. It’s potassium level can help decrease blood pressure and the high zinc found in zucchini can enhance hair growth. And most of all, due to its balance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, zucchini can increase your immunity.

Why Sugar, Cheese and Fast Food are More Addictive than Heroin

And what you can do about it.

Why is weight loss so hard? Junk food is easier to find and more immediately rewarding than even hard drugs, according to author Michael Moss.

Cookies could be even more addictive than heroin, a new book reveals.

Studies have revealed the shocking power of sweetness. In one 1980 experiment, 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.

Healthier2gether Dr. Hoody Eat This Not That

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.

Boost Love, Hormones & Health – Grilled Oysters with Pico de Gallo

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Valentine’s Day is coming.    Get a Valentine a gift, maybe some flowers, and, read this to improve your intimacy by what you eat!

Eating certain foods affects our body chemistry and causes us to release sex hormones.  In the Journal of Neuroscience, studies indicate the importance of smell in the attraction and arousal of our partners.

The brain mechanisms involved in hormone regulation are triggered by, among other things, smell. For example, a chemosignal present in male sweat alters endocrine levels in women and is a key reason we are attracted to the opposite sex.