Cellulite and your diet

Following from my earlier post on cellulite, let’s look at how diet plays a part in fighting cellulite.

Eating foods that are easily digestible and absorbed by your system can help to reduce cellulite. This would mean avoiding junk foods in your diet as fatty foods tend to end up as fat deposits under your skin which causes cellulite in the long run.
Say YES to these foods…

• Eat more of fresh and whole foods rather than heavily processed foods. This includes fresh fruits, raw vegetables, whole-grain foods and complex carbohydrates.

• Drink 2 to 3 litres of water each day to flush toxins out of your system: Toxin build-up can decrease the liver’s capacity to metabolize fats efficiently, leading to cellulite.

• Look out for low-fat versions of dairy products, such as low-fat cheese, low fat yogurt and skimmed milk.

• Including some of these supplements may improve cellulite – lecithin, linoleic acid, flaxseed oil and coenzyme Q10.

Say NO to these foods…

• Processed and refined foods can worsen the appearance of cellulite. These include chocolates, fizzy drinks and sodas, white flour, starch and sugar.

• Limit your consumption of animal fats and fried foods.

• Cutting down your salt intake also helps as excess salts can contribute to water retention.

Finally, toning exercises for the legs and thighs are helpful to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Getting a tan is a quickest way to make cellulite less noticeable! (Just keep in mind that this isn’t a long term solution as excessive sun exposure can cause skin damage)