“What if I don’t eat fish?”
This is one of the most common questions we get about the Perricone diet. And while there are nutritional benefits unique to fish (particularly cold water varieties), you can still follow the principles of the anti inflammatory diet and supplement where it makes sense.
- Start with a high quality Omega 3 supplement. The benefits of consistent Omega 3 consumption are well documented across many studies. The beauty benefits alone make this a no brainer (to name a few: skin becomes more supple, hair and nail quality is visibly improved, energy levels increase…). When purchasing your Omega 3′s, look for a brand that has been cleansed for heavy and toxic metals.
- Consider a comprehensive supplement regimen that includes astaxanthin (the carotenoid that gives salmon it’s vivid color) and DMAE (the brain and muscle enhancer found in the flesh of cold water fish). These beneficial compounds are found abundantly in salmon.
- Substitute a healthy protein such as organic free-range chicken, turkey, grass-fed beef, ostrich, bison and tofu or tempeh where salmon is listed.
What are your favorite fish substitutions?