Do you need a little inspiration to jump start your Perricone diet? Check out these healthy-lifestyle tips from around the globe to incorporate in your Perricone diet and gain a global perspective along the way.
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The Perricone diet comes from the idea of beauty from the inside out—meaning what goes in to your body is just as important is what is applied to the outside. This is the basis of Dr. Perricone’s theory of inflammation, a theory that blames cellular inflammation for the many problems associated with age such as wrinkly skin and age-related disease. The Perricone diet is only one of the three parts of Dr. Perricone’s program to combat inflammation and aging; the other two parts include nutritional supplements and topical skin care.
If you are not familiar with the Perricone diets, you can read about the 28 Day Diet or the 3 Day Diet. In both plans, Dr. Perricone emphasizes the consumption of antioxidants that combat age-related illness and cellular inflammation. How can you increase your consumption of antioxidants?
Take a tip from the people of Panama. A study of the indigenous Kuna tribe, who consume up to 5 cups of pure cocoa powder per day, showed a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease compared to other Panamanians who drank nutrient-poor powder. Why? Cocoa powder is full of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that reduce cell damage.
How can you add cocoa powder into your Perricone diet? Mix pure cocoa powder, sweetened with honey and Stevia, into a cup of warm milk.
For those who live in the Netherlands, following the Perricone diet is easy—at least the exercise part. Why? The Dutch use bicycles as a form of everyday transportation, burning calories and combating inflammation with each pedal.
In The Perricone Prescription, Dr. Perricone outlines a complete diet, supplement, topical, and fitness program for dieters. Daily exercise not only reduces inflammation and nourishes skin cells, but reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Take a hint from the Dutch and try riding your bike to work for your daily exercise. If that’s not possible, try taking a ride for thirty minutes in the evening. Not only does it boost your Perricone diet, but it also is a stress reliever after a long day at work.
Some of the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease ever reported came from northern India, thanks to tumeric. Tumeric is a spice that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for many years due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. These agents help to block or remove plaque from the brain, which therefore stops the formation of Alzheimer’s disease.
The anti-inflammatory ingredients of tumeric help strengthen skin cells which protects them from age-related damage. Add tumeric to your favorite Perricone diet vegetables, like celery, greens and peppers, for a Perricone diet-approved curry dish.
Get globally inspired with these and other recipes for Perricone diet dishes. Happy dieting, globe trotter!