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The Perricone Prescription outlines Dr. Perricone’s 28-Day program for rejuvenating the body and skin. In the book, Dr. Perricone describes how his patented skin care products and supplements in conjunction with an anti-inflammatory diet can lead to good health and beautiful skin.
Want to learn about an essential player in the Perricone prescription diet? Read on to discover more about omega-3.
Simple as Do-Re-Mi
As Julie Andrews sang, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” To understand why omega-3 is a central player of the Perricone prescription diet, it’s best to start with discussing its benefits.
Essential fatty acids like omega-3 can have heart-protective effects, can lower blood pressure, and can decrease the chance of blood clots. But the benefits don’t end there.
Omega-3 can reduce the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. This is so, because omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds, such as arachidonic acid.
Finally, omega-3 is especially good at targeting leukotrienes, which promote allergies and skin disorders. So when psoriasis patients are treated with omega-3, their itchy, scaly patches improve.
Now that you can know the benefits of omega-3, and thus, why it is an integral part of the Perricone prescription diet, what are good sources of omega-3 so you can incorporate it into your diet?
Easy as 123
Fish is one excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially fatty fish. The higher the fat content in the fish, the better the source of omega-3.
- High-fat Fish (more than 5 percent fat) include: salmon, mackerel, albacore tuna, sardines, anchovies, and trout
- Medium-fat Fish (2.5 to 5 percent fat) include: Atlantic halibut, Yellowfin tuna, swordfish, and bluefish
- Low-fat Fish (less than 2.5 percent fat) include: cod, Pacific halibut, rockfish, flounder, sole, and red snapper
But the sources don’t stop there. You can find a more extensive list in The Perricone Prescription.
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