Can Eating Certain Foods Stop Aging and Illness?
The Perricone Prescription has been receiving a lot of attention lately. It is not just a weight loss diet, but a way of eating that is supposed to soften wrinkles, firm the skin, reduce inflammation in the body, and increase energy. Dr. Perricone claims that in just three days, people will see the anti-aging effects of this diet.
The staples of the diet are anti-inflammatory foods such as salmon and blueberries. Perricone says foods such as sugar, pasta, bread, bananas and other starches contribute to inflammation in the body and speed up the aging process. He says that inflammation leads to disorders such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes.
In addition to salmon and blueberries, Perricone recommends the following anti-inflammatory foods: tuna, mackerel, herring, snapper, broccoli, peaches, kiwi fruit, and spinach.
So what's so special about salmon and other cold-water fish? They are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to proper functioning of the human body. Eating salmon and other fish is considered by many to be better than taking omega-3 supplements. It is believed that the other properties in the fish such as coenzyme Q-10 and DMAE, work together with the omega-3 to create a perfect balance. It is harder to achieve this balance with supplements alone.
According to Dr. Perricone, making these changes in one's diet will yield incredible anti-aging results. He calls this a "Nutritional Facelift" and says results can be seen in just three days.
While many doctors and scientists are skeptical, there are also many doctors who believe Perricone to be on the cutting-edge of the science of anti-aging. Numerous doctors now acknowledge that what we eat has a direct correlation to the quality and elasticity of our skin.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, reverse the signs of aging, or just improve your overall well-being, a change in diet should be your first step on the road to health. Whether you follow the Perricone Prescription or another healthy way of eating, you owe it to yourself to treat your body right. It will thank you with many years of beautiful skin and overall health and well-being.
About the author:
Rachel Williamson is a freelance writer who has written about the Perricone diet and other health and wellness topics.