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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.”

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing is a lovely sweet and tangy topping for fresh greens and fruit, like our Strawberry Spinach Salad.  Free from refined sugars, this dressing recipe makes a healthful addition to your salad.

Honey, especially raw honey, contains thousands more nutrients, including enzymes, than refined (clear) honey.  One easy way to know if it’s real raw honey – it should be cloudy and often contains gritty pieces.  And, real raw honey is always a bit more expensive.  But, we should be using a smaller amount anyway.

Fresh Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon margaritas are irresistible on hot summer days. Based on the classic margarita, this recipe pairs tequila blanco (white), triple sec, and lime juice with the sweet taste of fresh watermelon juice. Add a cool mint garnish if you like. It takes minimal effort and you’ll have a refreshing watermelon cocktail to enjoy in just a few minutes.

For this watermelon margarita recipe, you don’t have to dig out the blender (unless you’d like to), and there’s no need to process it into juice first. Instead, all you need is a muddler and a cocktail shaker. Watermelon is naturally very juicy and the easiest fruit to juice. The cubes break down easily with just a few turns of the wrist, while straining removes the seeds and pulp.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots

Why Dr. Hoody Endorses this recipe:

Dark chocolate dipped apricots are one of my favorites. Apricots are naturally low in calories, high in fiber, high in available vitamin A and contain many phytonutrients. Apricots are also an antioxidant, and they can help create healthy eyes, skin and gut and even help detox the liver. Dipped in natural dark chocolate is an ideal combination as it is so tasty and dark chocolate can add health benefit to your blood vessels, increase brain function, and even allow you to boost your mood.