Do you have cellulite? If so, you’re in good company. Over 85 percent of women and some men suffer from that cringe-worthy cottage cheese, and most treatments and products seem to offer little or no results. Some experts believe that a simple change in diet can make all the difference.
Foods that are high in antioxidants and other nutrients may fight the main causes of cellulite. Oranges, for example, are famous for their high levels of vitamin C, which can fight free radicals and improve collagen production, both of which keep your skin looking its best. They also contain methoxylated bioflavonoids, which improve blood flow. Fruits that are high in lycopene, such as tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruits, can also promote better circulation.
Vegetables known for their diuretic properties, like asparagus, can bring down your bloat. This won’t cure your cellulite, but it can lessen its appearance, as that water weight isn’t doing your buns and thighs any favors. Up your spinach and broccoli intake as well. Spinach can improve collagen production while broccoli can stop collagen from hardening.
Staying hydrated and avoiding high-sodium foods are also important for getting rid of bloat. Drinking plenty of water flushes your body of toxins and hydrates your skin. Want an added bonus? Try green tea, which in addition to keeping you hydrated, contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which stimulate the release of the body’s stored fats.
Consider adding more fatty fish to your weekly menu as well. You may be thinking that adding more fat will increase cellulite, but the polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish, such as salmon, can actually fight cellulite by metabolizing fat and improving the way your body stores fat. Don’t like fish? Try an omega-3 supplement like OmegaKrill, available at Dr. Newton’s Naturals, for an added dose of these healthy fats.
High-fiber whole grains should also be included in your diet. In addition to keeping you satisfied longer, they are full of antioxidants and other nutrients that eliminate toxins and keep your skin looking better than ever.
In addition to a healthy diet, consider a potent and all-natural cream, like Biotica Cellulite Reducing Cream. Unlike other products that promise to blast those bumps, Biotica Cellulite Reducing Cream contains a full range of ingredients in concentrations high enough to help visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.