How to Reduce Cellulite with Food
Let’s address the elephant in the room. I am not getting any younger. The Mid-40s brings a lot of change to our bodies. When I gained weight last year, needless to say, it was not kind on my body. I hadn’t been paying attention, but one day, as I’m about to get dressed I look at my legs, and in alarm, I wonder what in the world has happened. I have always like my legs the most but alas cellulite was born.
Cellulite can be stubborn, but it is not impossible to get rid of or minimize. Cellulite is caused by fat cells that have expanded beneath our skin, and they look uneven because they push against our tissues. Cellulite is commonly found in the thigh area, at the back of our arms, and on our butts. Adding some of these foods to your diet may help you reduce your cellulite and prevent more.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins E and B6, zinc, and potassium. These nutrients help repair tissue connections by metabolizing the protein in your body. They can also help remove excess water from your body, which is responsible for making your cellulite look more visible and prominent. As a side note, sunflower seeds are very salty and can make your mouth dry; be sure to hydrate appropriately. Try unsalted varieties as well.
If you are not vegan/vegetarian, salmon is beneficial for your overall health, including toward eliminating the cellulite on your body. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen and repair tissue connections. They also contain properties that reduce inflammation in your body and curb your appetite. Salmon can remove toxins that build up in your bloodstream and in your tissues.
Dark berries like blueberries and blackberries come in handy for trying to get rid of body cellulite. These berries stimulate the production of collagen, which is responsible for creating new skin tissue and maintaining its color and texture. These berries and their antioxidant properties can also break down the fat that is attached to the connective tissue due to their antioxidant properties. This allows the skin to push fat cells below the surface so that your skin does not appear lumpy and uneven.
Hot peppers and chili:
Hot peppers contain vitamin B6, which helps restore the health of your connective tissues. Their antioxidant and metabolism-boosting properties can help burn the fat cells responsible for cellulite. Hot peppers and chili can also flush out toxins from your body and reduce fat storages by regulating the flow of your blood circulation.
Herbal teas and water:
Herbal teas and water are the best and the easiest way to flush out harmful toxins and reduce those lumpy fat storages in cellulite. Make it a habit to drink loads of water throughout the day and drink green tea or any other herbal tea after each meal to help get rid of those uneven and lumpy fat cells stuck beneath your tissues.
Dark chocolate can be beneficial for your health if eaten first thing in the morning. Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but it can play a huge role in firing up your metabolism and aiding in your weight loss and fat loss. It contains antioxidant properties that help break down fat cells, improve the overall functioning of your cells, and help build new cells.
In addition to these foods, you can also add other foods that contain antioxidant properties like hummus, olive oil, saffron, apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice, broccoli, oranges, turmeric, garlic, watermelon, grapefruit, apricots, and tomatoes.
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