Keto Bison Burger

What Primal, keto, or low-carb eater doesn’t love a burger? You can never have too many burger recipes in my opinion, and this bison burger makes a tender, flavorful patty topped with just enough gooey cheese to add a cloak of rich saltiness. We topped our keto bison burger with sautéed mushrooms, pungent thinly sliced red onion, a slice of bright and acidic tomato, and Primal Kitchen Spicy Ketchup. Wrap in butter lettuce leaves, and you have an all-in-one handheld dinner or lunch that’s easy to switch up according to your tastes or what you have on hand in the kitchen. Use your favorite ground meat in lieu of bison: grass-fed beef, chicken, or turkey would be great substitutes. These burgers would also be delicious with Primal Kitchen Spicy Mustard.

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 67

Research of the Week
Sales taxes work better than fat taxes.

More breastfeeding, more mitochondria in blood in adolescence.

Traditional architecture gives a better sense of well-being than modern architecture.

Garbage anti-meat study. I’ll address this in Sunday with Sisson. (If you don’t already subscribe to our emails, sign up here to read Sunday with Sisson.)

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Dear Mark: How Often I Eat Organ Meat and Should You Take Metformin for Longevity?

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a couple questions taken from Instagram followers. Normally every Wednesday, I do a quick Q&A on Instagram. I wasn’t able to get to them last week so I’ll be answering some here on the blog. First, how often do I eat organ meat, and how do I like it? And finally, what’s the deal with using metformin for longevity?

Let’s go:

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What Might Fasting Insulin Predict About Health?

In the comment section of my recent Definitive Guide to Blood Sugar, someone asked about fasting insulin. What does it predict? Is it the preeminent health marker? Does it actually cause harm, or is it just an indicator? Great questions and a great idea, I thought. Let’s do it. Let’s dig in.

It looks like it’s all true. Elevated insulin is both a direct cause of certain unwanted health conditions and an indicator of several other unwanted health conditions.

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Fresh Versus Frozen Food: Which Is More Nutritious?

In the hierarchy of vegetables, the best choices are fresh, in-season, and local.

Realistically, though, that’s not always going to happen. For one thing, you might live in a climate where access to a variety of local and in-season vegetables just isn’t a thing. It’s also well established that lower income areas have fewer supermarkets, so fresh produce is less available.

Although home-grown is the best of the best, I know that saying, “Just grow your own!” is presumptuous on a lot of levels. Assuming that you have the space and resources to plant a garden, time is a big consideration. Plus, once they’re grown, preparing fresh vegetables takes more time than preparing frozen or canned, which are already washed and chopped for you.

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Cioppino

A substantial, acidic, briny, bright one-pot meal with a heady dry white wine broth, cioppino originated in San Francisco from the fishermen’s daily catch and the Italian-American influences around the wharf and surrounding areas. The warm, comforting, aromatic stew chases away any chill from the thick fog that can blanket the area.

This seafood stew can work with a variety of seafood and fish. We like shrimp, scallops and clams because they’re widely available and cook quickly. Steaming the clams in the sauce gives the sauce great flavor. Halibut is a wonderful fish choice, but can be substituted for other firm, white-fleshed fish. If you notice the stew is becoming too dry, you can add additional wine or broth until it reaches the consistency of your liking.

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