The Perricone Diet:
Nicholas Perricone has a fabulous diet for age
defying skin. It is said that Jennifer Lopez
uses it - she loves salmon - and she has very
is a majot reason for age-related diseases such
as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, auto immune
disease cancer and wrinkled, sagging skin. The
wrong foods, such as sugar, processed foods,
pasta, breads, pastry and baked goods, can
increase levels of the pro-inflammatory
is the number one enemy. It causes inflammation that
destroys our bodies and attaches to collagen,
which results in stiff, inflexible, sagging
skin. Controlling our blood sugar level and
insulin levels will improve our health and give
us beautiful, youthful skin.
anti-inflammatory diet consists of high quality
protein, like that found in fish, colorful fresh
fruits and vegetables, and adequate amounts of
good fat, like that found in salmon, flax, nuts,
seeds and olive oil.
skin is a perfect reflection of our internal
health and when our skin visibly improves from
this anti-inflammatory lifestyle, we
automatically reduce our risk of age-related
disease and body weight normalizes.
can relieve various types of headaches, such as
cluster headaches, migraines and sinus
fatty acids are necessary for elevated
mood, beautiful skin, healthy immune system,
increased mental clarity and normalizing weight
(you need to eat fat to burn fat).
(and its not the caffeine) can result in
elevated levels of cortisol and insulin, leading
to weight gain. Remember, elevated insulin puts
a lock on body fat. If you substitute green tea
for coffee, and do nothing else differently, you
will lose 10 pounds in six weeks.
Water- We must
drink 8 to 10 glasses a day to maintain health
and beautiful skin, as all biochemical reactions
in the body take place in the presence of water.
Superfoods for Age-Defying Beauty:
The benefits from eating
healthy are endless. And, according to Dr.
Nicholas Perricone, some foods can be eaten to
help you look and age better!
This little berry is one of
the most nutritious and powerful foods in the
world. It can often be found in juice form in
health food and gourmet stores.
Anything in the "Allium Family"
Garlic, onions, leeks,
scallions, chives and shallots can all help the
liver eliminate toxins and carcinogens.
This can be used as a
breakfast cereal, in soups and stews, and as a
rice substitute. Barley's also high in fiber,
helping metabolize fats, cholesterol and
Green foods like wheat and
barley grasses can be bought in powder, tablet
or juice form, and offer greater levels of
nutrients than green leafy vegetables. They also
help cholesterol, blood pressure and immune
Buckwheat: Seed & Grain
Buckwheat is loaded with
protein, high in amino acid, stabilizes blood
sugar and reduces hypertension.
Beans and Lentils
You can reduce cholesterol
while beefing up on antioxidants, folic acid and
potassium. Try kidney, black, navy, pinto,
chickpeas, soybeans, peas and lentils.
Both bell and chili peppers
contain antioxidants, have twice the Vitamin C
as citrus fruit and work as great fat burners.
Nuts and Seeds
You can't go wrong with a
handful of nuts a day: walnuts, hazelnuts,
almonds, macadamia and pistachio nuts contain
Omega 3 fats, which are great for your heart.
Raw and unsalted are best.
Numerous varieties of
sprouts are great with any meal. They're a great
source of protein and Vitamin C. Try adding them
to any dish and your immune system will get a
Yogurt and Kefir
These cultured foods contain
healthful bacteria that aid immune function, and
the calcium helps burn belly fat. Try using them
as a base for a smoothie or as a breakfast
Face-lift in Your Fridge:
Dr. Perricone says that
wrinkles and lines can be reduced by what you
decide to put in your grocery cart. Here are
some of his best bets for anti-aging and better
dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage,
Chinese cabbage, spinach, escarole, romaine
lettuce, cherries, berries (blueberries,
strawberries, blackberries, etc.), apples,
pears, barley, beans (dried and fresh), bean
sprouts, endive, eggplant, cabbage, kale, red
and green peppers, bok choy, celery, cucumbers,
kidney beans, pinto beans, chick peas,
cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, honeydew melons,
lentils, bean sprouts, mushrooms, tomatoes,
turnips, pomegranates, snow peas, slow cooking
Wild Alaskan salmon,
halibut, trout, anchovies, sardines, poultry,
yogurt, high EFA eggs, kefir, cottage cheese,
Extra virgin olive oil, flax
oil, flax seed (sprinkle on yogurt), nuts (esp.
almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and macadamia),
pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.
Spring water, green tea,
white tea, black tea.
Buckwheat, whole oats,
Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon,
oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne, (every spice and
herb you can think of are stellar anti-aging
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