Cellulite burning foods
If you're like most of us poor women, you're probably suffering from bumpy “cottage cheese” skin on your legs, buttocks or abs, right? Well it just so happens that cellulite affects over 90% of post-adolescent women. While there is no quick – or everlasting – cure for cellulite, by addressing its fundamental causes through your diet you can greatly reduce its appearance and pave the way for smoother skin.
Foods that fight cellulite
Let's see what are some wonderful healthy foods that burn fat and rid us of cellulite.
1. Cellulite removal food: Avocados
As previously mentioned, cellulite affects even young women, but aging does tend to increase the visibility of cellulite due to the loss of elasticity and thinning of skin. Therefore, try eating foods rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which can help to strengthen skin and keep it supple and elastic. Avocados are a particularly rich source of EFAs, as well as being high in many essential nutrients.
2. Cellulite removal food: Berries
To help keep skin firm and strong and disguise the appearance of cellulite, try adding some vitamin C to your diet to help boost your skin's collagen levels. Berries are a great source of vitamin C, as well as being extremely high in the antioxidants necessary for eliminating the toxic wastes, which can slow down an optimal lymphatic system and accumulate in cellulite-prone areas.
3. Cellulite removal food: Bananas
As you probably all know bananas are a rich source of potassium, which is helpful for reducing cellulite in many ways. Firstly, potassium helps to reduce water retention from the tissues which can be a leading cause of cellulite. Furthermore, potassium can help to support the lymphatic system and ensure it works efficiently at circulating fluid and cleansing the body of impurities.
4. Cellulite removal food: Asparagus
Asparagus is another well known food that has circulation-boosting properties. On top of this, asparagus can help reduce stress levels due to its abundance of folic acid, which can help to stabilise a stressful mood. As prolonged levels of stress can increase fat storage on the body, adding foods such as asparagus to your diet can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You all know the story with cortisol, the belly fat hormone.
5. Cellulite removal food: Oily fish
As we've mentioned in other articles, fats don't make you fat, fats are definitely a powerful macronutrient when it comes to fat LOSS and cellulite burning. So another top food for keeping the skin in good condition is oily fish, which is high in skin-strengthening omega-3 fatty acids. As an added bonus, the fatty acids present in oily fish are also good for reducing inflammation and boosting the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, making them a good choice for keeping cellulite at bay.
Read the second part of the article on cellulite burning foods.