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 beautiful
is a major 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.
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
peppers can relieve various types of
headaches, such as cluster headaches, migraines
and sinus headaches.
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 it's 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.
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
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!
1 Acai fruit
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 response.
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 boost.
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 drink.
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 oatmeal.
Wild Alaskan salmon, halibut,
trout, anchovies, sardines, poultry, yogurt, high
EFA eggs, kefir, cottage cheese, tofu.
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, barley.
Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon,
oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne, (every spice and
herb you can think of are stellar anti-aging