One of the most popular issues that many women have is extra weight and they worry about this all the time. And with age, another problem comes in the form of wrinkles. Women are ready to do anything to solve these problems: go hungry, workout every day, and even have surgery. The beauty industry offers a lot of ways to lose weight and slow down the aging process.
We learned about a diet that can kill 2 birds with one stone and couldn’t help but share the basic principles with you. You will read about the influence of this diet on the body and if you follow this lifting diet by Nicholas Perricone, you will be able to see results in the improvement of your skin’s health in just 3 days.
Free radicals and skin aging
Nicholas Perricone is the author of the Facelift Diet, a dermatologist, and a nutritionist. He believes in the theory that the reason for premature aging is the free radicals that are present in our bodies, which in the right amounts help the body fight infection. However, an increase in the number of free radicals in the body can lead to a weak immune system and wrinkles.
A free radical is a damaged molecule that has lost one of its 2 electrons.
Usually, the causes of molecule damage are eating a lot of sugar, a lack of sleep, excessive UV-light exposure, smoking, and drinking.
The antidote for free radicals is high-quality proteins and antioxidants that will return the lost electron to the damaged molecules.
The Facelift Diet
The Facelift Diet is supposed to decrease the number of wrinkles, and improve the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails, and as a bonus, lead to a lower weight and a more fit body.
The main elements of the diet:
- Salmon (preferably wild). This fish is rich in protein that restores the body’s cells, and omega-3 fatty acids that nurture the skin, making it more shiny and fresh. Besides, salmon contains antioxidants and DMAE that keep all of the muscles toned, including the facial muscles, and prevent the formation of wrinkles.
- Dark-green vegetables. They also contain antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and prevent aging.
- Berries and fruit (raspberries, bilberries, strawberries, melon, apples, pears) for dessert. They also contain a lot of antioxidants and carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. They don’t make the blood sugar level too high.
The order you should eat your food in is: first the protein, then the carbs.
There are 2 variants of this famous diet — the 3-day long, and the 28-day long. Dr. Perricone claims that if you eat salmon at least 2 times a day during the 3-day long diet, you will feel and look much better. Besides, this short-term diet will help you prepare your body and your mind for the longer variant and understand how much it matches your needs.