Best protein choices (these are also rich in essential fatty acids, which help facilitate weight loss): Wild Alaskan salmon, halibut, herring, trout, anchovies and sardines.
Seafood choices: Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, crab, lobster, bass, cod and flounder.
Best poultry choices: Skinless chicken breast and skinless turkey breast.
Other good sources of protein (choose low fat varieties if weight is a concern): Plain yogurt, high essential fatty acid eggs, plain kefir, cottage cheese and tofu.
Grains and legumes: Old fashioned oatmeal, lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, buckwheat and barley.
Fruits and Vegetables (The Rainbow Foods): Apples, artichokes, arugula, asparagus, avocado, bamboo shoots, bell peppers (green and red), berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries), bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chives, collards, cucumbers, dark green leafy lettuces (baby greens), eggplant, endive, escarole, fresh lemons, garlic, green beans, grapefruits (red and pink), honeydew melon, hot peppers, kale, leeks, mushrooms, onions, pears, pea pods, radish, rutabaga, scallions, swiss chard, spinach, sprouts, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, water chestnut and zucchini.
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and flaxseeds.
Herbs and spices: Cinnamon sticks, dill, marjoram, parsley, turmeric, ginger root, basil, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, mint, sage and rosemary.
Beverages: Green tea, water, Açaí (found in natural food stores), pomegranate juice (unsweetened).
Extra-virgin olive oil (look for Italian or Spanish high quality), cayenne pepper, salsa.Get Dr. Perricone's list of pro-Inflammatory foods you should avoid.