Avoid the bread basket.
Stay away from pro-inflammatory foods, which accelerate the aging process. A simple rule of thumb is to consider the following: If it contains flour, and/or sugar or other sweetener, it will be pro-inflammatory. Sugary, starchy foods are poor choices and will not only pack on excess pounds, they will make you look older than your years.
  • Bagels
  • Breads, rolls, baked goods
  • Candy
  • Cake
  • Cookies
  • Cereals (except old fashioned oatmeal)
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn bread, corn muffins
  • Corn syrup
  • Crackers
  • Croissants
  • Doughnuts
  • Egg rolls
  • Fast food
  • French Fries
  • Fruit juice—choose the fruit instead
  • Fried foods
  • Flour
  • Granola
  • Hard cheese (except for feta and grating cheeses, such as Romano and Parmesan)
  • Honey
  • Hot dogs
  • Ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ices
  • Jams, jellies and preserves
  • Margarine
  • Molasses
  • Muffins
  • Noodles
  • Pancakes
  • Pastry
  • Pie
  • Pita bread
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Popcorn
  • Potatoes
  • Pudding
  • Relish
  • Rice
  • Sherbet
  • Shortening
  • Snack foods, including: potato chips, pretzels, corn chips, rice and corn cakes, etc.
  • Soda
  • Sugar
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas
  • Waffles
Good foods to eat: Get Dr. Perrcone's list!