question about food on perricone diet

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I don’t have the book, but I saw him on The View the other day, and then they have a recap on their website so I read it and so this is all I have.

Acne causing foods:
Mango, papaya, Banana, peas, carrots, bagels, pita, rice cakes, rice, potatoes

Acne fighting foods:
Apples, cantaloupe, honeydew, berries, broccoli, lettuce, artichokes, asparagus, almonds, pecans, hazlenuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, salmon, reg. yogurt, turkey, oysters.

Does anyone know anything else that according to him would be an acne fighting food, maybe anyone with the book? Because I don’t like asparagus, artichokes, oysters, or salmon. And what’s regular yogurt? just plain yogurt? is that not just really disgusting?
Also, I know he said red meats are pro-inflammitory, whereas all of his acne fighting foods aren’t. How sad no steak. Well, I just don’t know what to eat because all I have had so far was cantaloupe, broccoli, and pecans because that’s all we had at my house, but I’m going to the store today, so I just wanted to ask before I went. THANKS! :D

  1. Maya added:

    Got to pop out now, I have the book – so I’ll answer you within a couple of hours.

  2. Maya added:

    Bad – all grains apart from basic oatmeal and whole barley

    Good: pretty much all fish and sea food, especially oily fish – salmon, mackrell, sardines, trout, tuna, etc.. Olive oil

    Bad: all red meat

    Good: chicken and turkey breasts, no skin. Most beans and lentils

    Bad: Mango, papaya, banana,

    Good: berries, apples, cantaloupe and honeydew melon, peaches, pears, plums, citrus,

    Good: avocado, asparagus, spinach, kale, cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, brocolli, brussell sprouts, eggplant, bean sprouts, bell peppers, garlic, endive, ginger, mushrooms, onions, rammaine lettuce, summer squash, tomatoes, zuchini

    Ahhh, too lazy to type more, but that gives you a good ideas..

    eat protein before anything else

  3. DMBgrl added:

    Thank you soooooooo much! :D

  4. Maya added:

    Oh, and all nuts (especially hazlenuts and almonds) except peanuts and cashews (cause they are lectins) are good.

    Baically, he advocates a high protein – low carbs diet.

    Do a search for glycemic index and it will list foods that are below 50 GI, they are normally good.

  5. DMBgrl added:

    Hey, I was just wondering why he suggests cantaloupe when its GI is much higher than some f the fruits on the list which he says are acne causing foods? Cantaloupe’s GI is 65!
    Also, while loking up the glycemic index I came across alot on diabetes of course and one site is for a brand called Fifty 50. My grandfather is a diabetic and I have seen this brand at his house (I really just remember him having cookies, but they have jam, syrup, etc.) I was wondering if eating this brand would have any benefit. I mean I know that eating their chocolate chip cookies would obviously be better than if I were to make my own(although they wouldn’t taste as good :( ) but would it be better just to totaly not eat any of that? I’m a chocoholic so I guess I’m just trying to find a way to still have it and just something kinda sweet. I’m already tired of all the salads, chicken, salmon, and stuff I’ve been eating and it’s only been a few days! THANKS! :mrgreen
    oh yeah and spaghetti has a really low GI to, but I thought that was bad, pasta n general? mybe I just have to find out for myself I guess???