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The Perricone Diet
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Dr Nicholas Perricone Diet

Unlike most 'diets', Perricone's diet program is not about weight loss. In fact his latest book - Dr Nicholas Perricone's Program doesn't even include the words "weight loss", "lose weight" or "calories" in it's index.

Perricone Diet Benefits

So what's the Perricone Diet about? Well, in a nutshell it's about boosting diet-nutrition in order to reduce damage to the outer layers of cells, caused by free radicals. The benefits of the Perricone Diet are better skin, fewer ageing effects and better protection against a host of diseases and conditions.

Perricone Diet Plan

Rather than focus on Perricone's precise food menus, let's look at the main dietary elements of Perricone's diet plan, as follows:

  • Choose the Right Carbs
    Choose wholegrains and legumes/beans and non-instant oatmeal. Choose foods rated 50 or less on the Glycemic Index. Avoid all refined carbs and foods rated > 50 on the Glycemic Index.
  • Choose the Best Fruits and Vegetables (Fresh or Frozen)
    Best include: avocado, bell peppers, berries, cantaloupe/honeydew melons, dark leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale), orange colored squash, tomatoes. Avoid dried fruits.
  • Eat Good Quality Dietary Protein
    From fish (especially wild salmon, or canned Alaskan red/pink salmon), egg whites, skinless chicken and turkey breast. Salmon is strongly recommended due to it's rich content of the powerful antioxidant DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol).
  • Choose Nutritious Dietary Fats
    Reduce saturated fats, avoid trans-fats (aka hydrogenated fats), avoid polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils. Instead, use extra virgin Olive oil, (rich in oleic acid which helps omega-3 fats to protect cells) and eat plenty of fish rich in EPA and DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids.
  • Choose Nutritious Dairy Foods (Ideally Organic)
    Plain yogurt is best, Feta cheese or possibly Swiss or Cheddar cheese. Limit milk intake.
  • Drink Water
    Perricone strongly recommends water - the elixir of life (and great skin.)

Perricone Diet Summary

Similar in it's anti-inflammatory dietary approach to our own Arthritis Diet, Perricone's diet program is a healthy eating plan which cannot fail to boost general health, never mind the anti-ageing benefits. As a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and American College of Nutrition, and a world-renowned dermatologist, Perricone obviously knows his anti-wrinkle stuff.

Even so, except for his commendation of salmon, his emphasis on fish, low-GI carbs, olive oil, fruits and vegetables is not particularly new. Several GI Diets and Omega-3 Diets say very similar things.

Perricone Diet Drawbacks

Wild salmon isn't cheap, so if your budget is limited, or if you're vegetarian or can't stand fish, you're in trouble! That's all the obvious drawbacks we can see.

Perricone Diet: Verdict

We don't know enough about dermatology to judge the potential skin benefits of this diet, but from a nutritional viewpoint it's a no-brainer. We recommend it as a healthy approach to eating.

  • "The Wrinkle Cure: Unlock the Power of Cosmeceuticals for Supple, Youthful Skin" (Warner Books, $13.95 in paperback), Dr. Nicholas Perricone.
  • "Dr Nicholas Perricone's Programme" (UK, Harper Collins, £8.99 in paperback)

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