Anti-cellulite diet

A large percentage of the female population suffers from a terrible skin condition known as cellulite. Throughout the years, people have adopted different methods in order to cure or reduce the effects of cellulite in their body. However, one of the easiest approaches; known as an anti cellulite diet, has been completely overlooked. Scientific documentations indicate that a simple change in the diet can significantly reduce the effect of cellulite.

Certain people prefer going to the gym 3 to 4 times a week and engaging themselves in rigorous routines which lasts about 30 to 40 minutes per session in order to reduce the effects of cellulite. The same results can also be obtained by simply taking a brisk walk for not more than half an hour day. The amount of exercise, combined with a proper anti-cellulite diet can prove to be very effective in reducing the effects of cellulite.

There are certain foods which have a higher ability to help to fight cellulite in a better manner compared to others. For example, fruits and vegetables are one of the key elements of an anti cellulite diet. This is because fruits and vegetables contain most of the key nutrients which are essential in the fight against cellulite. The fruits and vegetables are preferred to be taken raw or steamed so that most of the nutrients are retained. Fruits with bright outer skins such as blackberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, or even raspberries are generally recommended by medical professionals for patients seeking advice in order to fight cellulite.

Fruits and vegetables which contain large amounts of antioxidants can also be of aid in order to fight cellulite. These include apples, papayas, mangoes, bananas, cherries, watermelons and citrus fruits such as pineapples. The antioxidants help to reduce the pain and papayas are known to prevent tissue damage while fruits such as oranges and grapefruits contain certain skin strengthening classic lecithin. Citrus fruits contain a very large amount of vitamin C which is essential for the production of healthy collagen. The antioxidants found in fruits like strawberries, papayas and carrots are also known to prevent essential tissue damage. Vegetables such as cauliflowers and spinach also contain skin strengthening lecithin. Even the food we eat regularly at home can be excellent sources of fibre. These foods include red kidney beans and lentils. Antioxidants and phytochemicals help the body to cleanse the free radicals, and can counter elements in the body which usually lead to wrinkling and fat buildups etc. Dark green leafy fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of antioxidants and phytochemicals and can assist the human body against ageing.

In addition to all the different types of fruits and vegetables mentioned above, there are also many other types of food which can help reduce the amount of cellulite in one’s body. These foods should be an integral part of one’s anti-cellulite diet, and should be mixed to create a perfect balance of nutrients. Protein enriched foods such as chicken and whitefish contains essential amino acids which helps the body fight against fluid retention. Oily fishes are also very good sources of protein and contain fats which hydrate the skin, which in turn lessens the effects of cellulite. Eggs contain the highest percentage of detoxifying agents. Even though the egg yolk is very high in cholesterol, one egg is enough to meet the maximum allowed cholesterol intake per day.

It must be mentioned that certain habits also determine the effects of cellulite within the body. These habits include smoking on a regular basis and a large intake of red meat and they should be avoided since they lead to an adverse effect of the body in terms of cellulite. Smoking especially damages the blood vessels and increases the blood circulation generally results in an increase of cellulite.

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