Facelift in Your Fridge

A dermatologist says everyday foods you probably have in your kitchen right now will have a noticeable impact on your skin in just three days. He’s calling it a facelift in the fridge.

Dr Nicolas Perricone

I interviewed Dr. Nicholas Perricone about his research, and he agreed to give viewers a look at his three-day diet.

“It essentially works by reducing inflammation that we really can’t see. It’s on the cellular level. But when that inflammation comes down, what results is the skin becomes absolutely radiant, pores get tighter and there’s increased tone on the skin,” Perricone says. “It’s very noticeable — something that you can photograph, or if you walk in a room, people will say, ‘Have you been on vacation?’ or ‘What have you done?’ It’s that different, and it only takes three days.”

Salmon is a big part of his meal plan.

“Salmon, of course, contains essential fatty acids which are natural anti-inflammatories, and the skin needs essential fats to look its best. In addition, it’s high in protein,” Perricone says. “It also contains an anti-oxidant called astaxanthin, and astaxanthin is an amazing anti-oxidant because it not only reduces inflammation but it also gives us appearance of radiance, and does it very quickly, so salmon’s the key here.”

Perricone says this can help slow down the skin’s aging process and even reverse existing damage. He says it can also lead to better overall health and longer life.

Perricone can be reached on Twitter @DrPerricone for direct questions from you.

Here’s his diet… if you try it let me know how it works for you!

Breakfast 
3 egg white omelet cooked in olive oil (with mushrooms and avocado)
2-inch wedge of cantaloupe
Handful of almonds (raw or dry roasted, no salt)
12 oz of spring water (must drink at least eight 12-ounce glasses of water each day)
Cup of green tea

Lunch 
4 oz grilled salmon
2 cups watercress salad with a couple of sliced strawberries
Salad dressing: 1 tablespoon olive oil with freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste
2-inch wedge of cantaloupe with 1/4 cup of berries
12 oz of spring water
Cup of green tea

Dinner 
6 oz grilled salmon
2 cups watercress salad w/ sliced strawberries
Salad dressing: 1 tablespoon olive oil with freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste
1/2 cup steamed vegetables (broccoli, asparagus or spinach — dressed with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil)
2-inch wedge of cantaloupe with 1/4 cup of berries
12 oz spring water

Click here for Dr Perricone’s website to check out his skin care line and books with more skin care tips.

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