Season fish, poultry, vegetables, and even fruit -yes, fruit- liberally with a variety of fresh and dried herbs and spices. Try an apple sprinkled with cinnamon, a pear with a pinch of ginger, or strawberries with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Nothing in the plant world can rival the many medicinal properties of spices, from helping to lower and stabilize blood sugar, offering protection from free radical damage, providing anti-inflammatory benefits and helping to speed up the metabolism.
Alpha Lipoic Acid regulates production of nitric oxide, which controls blood flow to the skin to transform the complexion from dull, pasty, and pale to vibrant and glowing. Make it a part of your daily routine.
Following the pericone diet is simple. Every meal or snack must include: protein, low-glycemic carbs, healthy fats. Always eat your protein first. Reach for that shrimp cocktail or smoked salmon appetizer first—and when your Thanksgiving dinner entrée arrives, eat the turkey first, followed by your green salad and vegetables. Why? Because by eating your protein first at every meal you are helping suppress your appetite. Proteins are digested much more slowly than carbohydrates—even carbohydrates that are high in fiber. Also protein is neutral in terms of its effect on blood sugar.
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Supplements are essential because it is too hard to get many beneficial antioxidants consistently in the right quantities from diet alone. Supplements can not however replace a good diet, even the Pericone Diet. For optimum health, take supplements in addition to eating the right kinds of food.
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Amino acids – The building blocks of protein.
Twenty amino acids are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. Eleven of these amino acids can be made by the body itself, while the other nine (called essential amino acids) must come from the diet. The classification of an amino acid as essential or nonessential does not reflect its importance, because all 20 amino acids are necessary for health. Instead, this classification system simply reflects whether or not the body is capable of manufacturing a particular amino acid.
- Amino Acid Cysteine The Wrinkle Cure on page 140, Dr. Perricone recommends 600-1,200 mg of amino acid cysteine a day with Vitamin C.
- The essential amino acids are alpha lipoic acid, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
- The nonessential amino acids are arginine, alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.