Cellulite is the dimpled “cottage cheese” appearance of the skin usually around the thighs, hips, and bum. This appearance is caused by fat deposits pushing and distorting the connective tissues beneath the skin. This occurs due to shrinkage or shortening of the fibrous tissue cords that anchor the skin.The presence of cellulite is not limited to middle aged women, as everyone seems to believe. It can be influenced by gender, heredity, skin thickness, body fat percentage, and how the body fat is distributed.
- Salmon- Salmon is rich in antioxidants as well as Omega 3s which break down fat cells in cellulite as well as repair and strengthen skin tissue
- Sunflower seeds- Sunflower seeds are a good source of Vitamin E, Potassium, Zinc, and vitamin B6 (which fights cellulite in the skin)
- Chili and cayenne peppers- Chili and cayenne peppers contain vitamin b6 which as we covered above fight against cellulite.
- Dark berries- Dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries speed up the production of collagen therefore creating new skin tissue.
- Apple cider vinegar- Apple Cider Vinegar contains potassium, magnesium, and calcium which all flush out toxins resulting in less water retention around the thighs.
- Green and herbal tea- The active ingredient EGCG in green and herbal teas works to speed up the metabolism and increase fat burn.
- Olive oil- The fat in olive oil works to keep your thyroid healthy, which in turn boosts your metabolism, burns fat, and energizes your skin building cells.
- Dark chocolate- The antioxidants in dark chocolate break down fat cells and the caffeine works to dehydrate fat cells which in turn evens out the skin's surface.
- Hummus- Hummus is a low-glycemic food which mean your body uses it as energy instead of storing it as fat
- Saffron- Saffron contain anti-inflammatory ingredients that fight against the expansion of fat cells and improve circulation
Remember, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve our bodies to live a happier and healthier life, but we are all humans after all. If you are eating healthy, exercising, and living an overall healthy life and you still have cellulite that’s okay! What’s most important is that you are leading a healthy lifestyle and being the best you can be for yourself!