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THE DOWNSIDES OF “HEALTHY” FOOD

POSTED ON JUNE 26, 2019


Caution: You are about to read the most path breaking, life changing news about food. About so called “healthy” food. It is making global news and international waves. It is based on decades of hard core research. Blazing this trail is the vibrant, glowing with health nutritionist Lyn Genet. And here in New York, I’m not only able to meet and interview her but also get an actual taste of her revolutionary ideas. I do so, in her brand new restaurant where every single dish has her medical approval  And before meeting this lovely lady, I devour her The Metabolism Plan books which have been translated in fifteen languages. Having studied nutrition in the.Vitamin institute,  Lyn Genet has been able to  not only help people lose weight but also put into remission… auto immune to cancer to diabetes.

I love the fact that she used to manage a Jazz restaurant in SanFrancisco, understands gourmet food and over the past decade has been devoting white hot attention to busting myths about so called “healthy” foods. Through 52 episodes of  my TV show on health and weekly health columns I have been on the constant hunt for  secrets of well-being and breakthroughs…like Lyn Genets’ 


A FEW QUESTIONS & THE  ANSWER:

Are you eating so called “healthy” foods?  Are you exercising regularly? And STILL outing on weight or dealing with ill health? If you are trying to eat healthfully most of the time, and your health and weight are just not responding, it might be time to find out why your efforts are not paying off as they should. 


 This is where Lyn Genet’s  “The Metabolism Plan”  comes into action. It is a method of finding the healthy foods that can cause inflammation, make you overweight and hasten the aging process. Wait- healthy foods make you fat?  It sounds strange but it’s true. Healthy, low calorie foods like green beans, Greek yogurt, salmon, turkey or oatmeal can cause one to two-pound weight gain.   


“This doesn’t make sense, a calorie in a calorie out, right? Wrong. Well then how does this happen?” explains Lyn Genet “The simplest answer is that these foods can trigger an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response triggers a domino effect that ultimately affects your immune system.” So that “healthy” spinach and egg white omelette may be prematurely aging you, expanding your waistline and cause health issues.


Due to space constraint I am unable to explain inn detail, the medical, scientific reasons of the bodies  inflammatory  response to food.  It is very individual and also varies with age. This inflammatory response can last for 72 hours, it causes histamine to be  released, and cortisol levels to rise impacting long term fat storage. 


The rapid interplay and domino effect of hormones, gut flora, thyroid et al affects our stress levels, moods, health and immune system and causes weight gain too.


Foods known as goitrogens attack thyroid function and are indicated for exacerbating this underlying condition. Goitrogens include broccoli, spinach, arugula, kale, cabbage, strawberries. Many of the compounds that are present in these foods can become deactivated when cooked. It’s ironic that those healthy green juices and raw food diets might be running your health, metabolism and your mood.  Lyn genet has a list of these inflammatory reactive foods on her website should you need to see them. 



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RECIPE

Avocado Fries with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce 

I not only eat these delicious Avocado fries  in Lyn genet’s restaurant but also request her to share the recipe with us.


Health benefits:

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E. K, and 8-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. 


Avocados are also rich in folate. Low folate levels are associated with depression and increased risk of many cancers such as colon, lung, pancreatic, cervical and breast.


Avocados are full of healthy fats that keep you satiated. When you eat enough fat, your brain turns off the hunger switch which is why they can be such a great tool for weight loss. Eating fat also slows down the absorption of sugar and carbohydrates.


2 firm, ripe avocados 

½ cup all-purpose flour 

2 egg whites, beaten  

½ tbsp melted butter 

1½ cups panko 

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp chipotle powder

1 tsp onion powder

2 tbsp EVOO for oiling the baking pan

1. Preheat oven to 425 °F. 

2. Slice the avocados into 10 slices and set aside.

3. Set out three bowls: place the flour in the first bowl, the egg in the second, and in the third bowl, combine the panko, garlic powder, chipotle and onion powder.

4. Coat each avocado slice in flour, egg, and then panko mix. Place avocado fries on a well-oiled baking pan.

5. Bake for 20 minutes until the fries are browned.

Enjoy! 



Avocado fries…healthy and yumm




© 2019 by Rashmi Uday Singh

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