Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To Your Health

The raw food people tell us that the secret to health and longevity is consumption of copious amounts of uncooked, unprocessed vegetables and fruits. Paleo eaters maintain that our hunter/gatherer genes require animal protein, lower carbohydrates and, yes, some of those raw, unprocessed vegetables. Then again, the Aruvedic experts chime in with advice to make sure to eat warm, cooked energy foods -- like potatoes -- to mitigate the effects of excess pitta in your dosha. Mind/Body experts tell us that our happiness index largely determines our health, and that adding moderate amounts of sugar and caffeine boosts our brain serotonin, making us feel happier and, in turn, boosting our immune systems.

Well. I have the perfect solution:

In n Out's number 1 combo, protein style. Yup. The ultimate health food is a lettuce-wrapped burger, fries and a coke.

Stay with me, here. It's got enough red meat to make the paleo eaters happy without a big, bad, industrialized, overprocessed white flour bun. The lettuce and tomato on the burger are raw, and you know what that means ... unadulterated micronutrients, people! Add a few pitta-extinguishing french fries and an happiness-inducing/energy-boosting coke and you've got a meal worthy of its own food pyramid.

(As you might have noticed, I manage to find the health properties in foods our experts overlook...)

14 comments:

Steffe said...

Count me in.

Tanya said...

i like the idea that they've got the lettuce wrap burger but i've never been a fan of in n out's fries, blah!

Judy Williams said...

I think people are particularly particular about their fries. Some love the version McDonalds serves, whereas others won't touch them, as they choose a different drive thru's or diner's version.

I was unaware of the Aruvedic idea - I'll have to check it out.

Either way, whenever I come visit I simply MUST go to In n Out at least once to feast on one of their cheeseburgers, healthy or not.

dbdubya said...

One of the drawbacks of living where we do is that we have to drive 2 1/2 hours to Carson City for the nearest In 'n Out.

Green Guy said...

You write a health book and it will be a best seller!

LOLfromPasa and Ace said...

Oh I do wish they had an In-N-Out here in the UK. Maybe one day.

Auntie S said...

It's perfectly clear, there are too many choices & the experts are driving us crazy!

A healthy burger for me would be an In'Out cheesebruger in a pita bread with mustard. The mustard makes the burger much better, plus some french fries!

Eat what you like, but make it a habit to EXERCISE!!!

TheChieftess said...

TheChief went to the doc one year for a yearly physical...doc told him to keep doing what he was doing cause he was healthy as a horse...afterwards he went directly to the closest In n Out and had number 1...with bun!!!

We can always agree on In n Out stops during road trips!

Anonymous said...

Lettuce wrapped! Gluten free nirvana!

Arguing Guy said...

One of the things I really miss about So Cal.. InO's were everywhere and just the sight of them made you have an instant craving - and they always satisfied

But last time I was there visiting I was disappointed in the fries. They used to be way better..

I remember they had a device mounted on the wall and they'd put a raw, peeled potato in it and pull a lever and cut the fries. Now they have some weird cylindrical contraption.

Oh well.. Is there an InO in So Pas now? A quick glance at the website seems to say no.

dbdubya said...

there's not an InO in So Pas, but there is one right across the street from the city limits in Alhambra.

Green Guy said...

I count this as South Pas, it's just across Huntington next to Ralph's.

TheChieftess said...

I solved the fry dilema by asking for the fries well done!!! One of the reasons their fries aren't as crisp as other fast foods is because they don't douse them in sugar or sugar water...

Laurie said...

Little Bit and I love the less-than-crispy fries. Seem more potato-ey that way. :-)