Nutritionist's plan to reduce inflammation and lose weight

Nutritionist's plan to reduce inflammation and lose weight

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Lyn-Genet Recitas Lyn-Genet Recitas

By FOX 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- Nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas says food you think of as 'healthy' may actually be causing you to gain weight.

Foods such as turkey, eggs, cauliflower, beans and tomatoes may be healthy in a vacuum, but when combined with an individuals' chemistry, they can cause a toxic reaction that sets off weight gain, premature aging, inflammation, and a host of health problems.

Recitas appeared on FOX 2 Wednesday to talk about the tricks to identify your hidden trigger foods that are causing weight gain and inflammation. She also lays out a plan for building your healthy food list that promotes rapid weight loss. Click the video player to learn more.

Below is a list, based on Recitas' research, of many foods eaten on a daily basis and their potential of reactivity:

Reactive foods
90- 95% Reactive
• Farm raised fish
• Deli meats
• Most sushi - most sushi restaurants will use farm raised fish unless eating in expensive restaurants

85% Reactive
• Shrimp, most shellfish
• Turkey
• Tomato sauce
• Eggplant
• Oatmeal
• Greek yogurt
• Beans- especially black beans and cannellini
• Cauliflower
• Cabbage
• Whole eggs
• Non-organic spinach- very high pesticide residue
• Cottage cheese
• Grapefruit- not recommended bcs of impairing liver function
• Tofu
• Salmon
• Oranges

70% Reactive

• Yogurt
• Green beans
• Asparagus
• Bok Choy
• Tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, potatoes (purple potatoes are less reactive)
• Pork

60% Reactive
• Red peppers (green peppers are unripe peppers)
• Mushrooms
• Tuna, Swordfish, Cod
• Edamame
• Acid fruits (pineapples etc)

50% Reactive
• Veal
• Milk
• Tempeh
• White fish with exception of tuna, swordfish and cod
• Couscous
• Rice (except for brown or basmati lowers reactive rate to 10%)
• Almond milk
• Quinoa

30% Reactive
• Egg whites
• Nut butters made with roasted nuts
• Sesame seeds/Tahini
• Lentils, peas
• Bananas

20% Reactive
• Lactose-free milk
• Scallops
• Steak

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