Holistic Cellulite Solutions
- Posted on: Mar 14 2018
Cellulite is a problem that plagues the vast majority of women and quite a few men. Surveys reveal that nearly 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cellulite.
So what exactly is cellulite?
Put simply, cellulite is a combination of dimpling, loose skin, and swollen fat pockets that most commonly occur on the thighs and buttocks. Although genetics can contribute to the presence of cellulite, lifestyle factors can impact it as well, including what a person eats. Yes, the food you eat can affect how much cellulite you have.
SOME FOODS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO CELLULITE:
White Carbohydrates: White carbohydrates are refined grains, where basically the fiber and other nutrients are stripped away. This causes them to be digested very quickly, resulting in blood sugar spikes. Chronic spikes in blood sugar damage the collagen in our skin by creating inflammation. This can worsen cellulite.
Margarine and Butter: One study found that people who ate lots of butter and margarine had worse skin than those who ate less. This is because eating large amounts of saturated fats causes inflammation.
Potato chips, French fries: We can’t ignore what the salt in these foods does to us. Consuming large amounts of salt causes our body to retain water and the fatty pockets of cellulite to expand, worsening dimpling.
SOME FOODS THAT REDUCE CELLULITE:
Green Tea: Green tea is packed with anti-oxidants, the body’s prime mechanism in fighting cellulite-worsening inflammation. Ideally you want to consider drinking 2-3 cups of green tea every day, but be aware that it contains caffeine.
Salmon: Oily fish like salmon are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, which act as protectors to the skin, causing it to be smooth, moisturized, and healthy. They also have general anti-inflammatory effects.
Water: Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is the best way to flush out free radicals and other toxins that contribute to the damaged skin and bloating of cellulite.
While nothing you eat or drink will permanently cure cellulite, a good, balanced diet full of anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can help make your buttocks and thighs as smooth as possible. And who doesn’t want a smooth derriere?
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