Foods to fight cellulite


Best natural remedies and foods to fight cellulite

Cellulite is a skin condition in which fat deposits accumulate beneath the skin, giving it a lumpy, dimpled look. It is most prominent in the hips and thighs and usually appears after puberty. This skin condition is also known as adiposis edematosa in the field of medicine and in colloquial language as cottage cheese skin, orange peel syndrome, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon. This post features detailed information on how to get rid of cellulite naturally with home remedies, foods and other treatment options. Causes and types of cellulite are also described in the post.

Skin specialists say that cellulite affects up to 90% of women at least once in their lives.

Cellulite is divided into three categories (1):

  • Grade 1 cellulite: No clinical symptoms are evident, but a microscopic examination of skin cells from the affected area shows changes in the skin.
  • Grade 2 cellulite: The skin has a pale pallor and a pasty look. It has a low temperature and decreased elasticity, in addition to structural changes noted by microscopic examination.
  • Grade 3 cellulite: The skin is visibly rough with an appearance like an orange peel of cottage cheese.

Even though cellulite can affect both sexes, it is more prevalent among women, mostly because they are more likely to have fat deposits in particular areas and connective tissue.

Formation of cellulite explained

Cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy is believed to appear when subcutaneous adipose tissue enters into the reticular dermis underneath it, thereby giving the surface a dimpled appearance.

The irregular, lumpy, dimpled, orange peel like skin surface is a characteristic feature of cellulite and has been observed to appear in the abdomen, thighs, and hips in 90% of adult women. Cellulite is often confused with the infectious condition, cellulitis, which caused by bacteria but the two are not related.

Causes of cellulite

The causes behind cellulite are not well determined yet, but researchers have put forward many suggestions and theories (2, 3, 4).

These are:

Hormonal factors

Hormones, most likely play an important role in the appearance of cellulite. Many researchers hold the opinion that estrogen, noradrenaline, insulin, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite development process.

Genetics

Genetic factors also contribute towards cellulite development. Genes may make an individual more prone to development of cellulite, such as race, gender, slow metabolism, circulatory disorders and distribution of fat under the skin.

Diet

People who have unhealthy eating habits and consume too much fat and carbohydrates and too little fiber are at increased risk of developing cellulite.

Lifestyle factors

Cellulite has been found to be more prevalent among smokers, people who do not exercise regularly and people who stand or sit in one position for a long duration of time.

Clothing

Wearing tight clothing, such as underwear with too tight elastic may contribute towards the development of cellulite because too tight clothing restricts the flow of blood.

Overview of physical therapy and natural treatment options for cellulite

Cellulite is always to be treated by a licensed physician (dermatologist). In case of acute inflammation, antibiotics may be needed for treatment of this disorder. Chronic forms of cellulite may be treated with natural (home) remedies with prior consent of your doctor.

Unfortunately none of these therapeutic methods have been supported by proper scientific research, which means that you may try them, they may even work sometimes but you should not expect miracles.

People suffering from cellulite have tried every possible treatments, including pharmaceuticals (oral drugs and topical treatments), scrubs, compression garments (these apply pressure on arteries and improve blood and lymph flow, which helps reduce cellulite), eating a healthy diet (which may help break down the fat deposits in cells and prevent formation of cellulite), exercising, liposuction, laser treatments, etc.

Every person is different and there is no single miracle method to deal with cellulite.

Your best bet is to go and seeyour doctor, ask him/her for advice and help and try both medical and natural treatments, including lifestyle changes (exercising and healthy diet). 

Here is an overview of natural ways to fight and/or prevent cellulite:

Physical and mechanical ways to get rid of cellulite

Physical or mechanical therapeutic methods for cellulite removal include (5, 6, 7, 8):

  • Heat therapy
  • Massages that stimulate lymphatic flow
  • Pneumatic massages
  • Radio waves therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic therapy
  • Endermologie
  • Radial waves therapy
  • Electrical stimulation

Pharmaceuticals (medical drugs) that break down fat molecules

There is a large array of pharmacological drugs which are used for treating cellulite, such as (9, 10, 11, 12):

  • Indian chestnut
  • Carbon dioxide therapy
  • Methylxanthines (caffeine or theobromine)
  • Beta-agonists and adrenaline
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Alpha-antagonists
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Amino acids
  • Rutin

Foods that reduce cellulite

A healthy, balanced diet works wonders when it comes to preventing cellulite (13, 14).

Foods that prevent and fight cellulite

Some cellulite-busting foods are described below:

1. Bananas

Bananas are an excellent light snack for women affected by cellulite because they have high potassium to sodium ratio. Sodium (salt) elevates water retention linked with unpleasant cellulite. Potassium, on the other hand, has the opposite effect. Besides this, bananas are known to boost healthy blood flow in your body. A healthy flow of blood makes certain that skin cells are provided with all the nutrients that they require. Healthy blood circulation also expels the toxic substances that may be behind cellulite build-up.

You can take bananas as:

  • A simple snack
  • Slice a banana into your cereal
  • Add it in a fruit salad

Do not eat banana chips if you have a problem of cellulite as they contain additional fats and sugar.

2. Water

Even though it is not a food item, water has been included in this list because it’s the main part of an anti- cellulite diet. Water flushes out harmful toxins responsible for cellulite build-up. Besides, a dehydrated body may result in water retention as your system retains water to compensate, exacerbating the appearance of cellulite.

It expels toxins; fights water retention and aids in weight loss.

A high intake of water can help you lose weight in several ways. First of all, it provides no calories but it can increase the feeling of satiety and curb hunger. Dieticians have suggested that drinking large amounts of water, could in fact, burn calories.

This is because the body has to warm cold water to body temperature once it enters the body. This consumes energy or calories. Intake of two liters of cold water a day could burn almost sixty calories.

Also, adequate intake of water boosts renal function, for eliminating waste products. One of the main functions of the liver is to convert stored body fat into energy. If the liver is not busy in eliminating waste material, it can focus on mobilizing body fat.

3. Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are packed with cellulite-busting nutrients. They are chock full of vitamin E, zinc, and potassium. They are an excellent source of selenium. One cup of sunflower seeds provides more than a third of the recommended daily intake.

Secondly, they are a good source of vitamin B6, with one cup giving 35% of the recommended daily intake. Not only is Vitamin B6 vital for optimum absorption of zinc from the intestines, but it also has some anti- cellulite qualities of its own. It plays an integral role in the metabolism of proteins and makes connective tissue stronger (weak connective tissue is one of the main factors that worsen cellulite).

It acts as a natural diuretic and flushes out excess water, eliminating bloating that makes cellulite more prominent. When including sunflower seeds into your cellulite busting dietary regimen, remember that they should be consumed in moderate amounts as they contain a lot of calories.

4. Chili and cayenne peppers

Cayenne peppers and chili are superb foods for fighting cellulite. Chili is a rich source of vitamins B6, C, E, and potassium. One tablespoon of chili can provide 14% of required daily intake of vitamin B6.Cayenne peppers and chili also help in weight loss.

Studies show that capsaicin, the main active substance in cayenne and chili peppers, boosts heat production of the body (thermogenesis), thus increasing the rate at which the body burns calories.

One research found that capsaicin present in hot chilies could elevate the resting metabolic rate by up to 25%. The influence on the resting metabolic rate peaked at 70 to 80 minutes after the consumption of capsaicin and continued for up to four hours. Furthermore, studies suggest that capsaicin suppresses appetite and thus decreases the amount of calories consumed during meals.

In one group, half of the subjects were given tomato juice mixed with chili powder, while half of the subjects drank it plain. Those who were given the tomato juice with capsaicin consumed 18% fewer calories on average.

5. Ginger root

Ginger root is known to have been used in ancient Chinese medicine as early as 400 B.C and it is one of the oldest spices in the world. Even though it is best known for powers to cure a cold, ginger root is also a great anti-cellulite spice. Ginger root can curb appetite and boost metabolism and thus help in weight loss.

It also aids digestion and increases healthy blood flow, which can help get rid of cellulite. Fresh ginger is the most effective form of ginger and is easily available throughout the year in grocery stores and supermarkets.

6. Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are the best dietary source of selenium in nature. A single Brazil nut can provide more than the recommended daily intake. The selenium present in Brazil nuts is an effective weapon against cellulite and it improves the overall appearance of skin due to the role in plays in defending the body from antioxidants. Furthermore, Brazil nuts are a rich source of potassium and vitamin E. It is important to remember, though, that Brazil nuts like most other nuts are high in calories, and therefore they should be taken in moderate amounts.

7. Eggs

Egg whites should definitely be a part of your anti-cellulite diet. They are an excellent source of proteins but are very low in fats and calories.

Eggs whites are loaded with cellulite-fighting minerals and protein.

The egg yolk, however, is quite high in fat, calories, and cholesterol. But it is still a good idea to include some egg yolk in your breakfast omelet as it is a concentrated source of many essential nutrients and minerals, such as iodine, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B12, D and E.

Besides being a rich source of dietary protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals, eggs can aid in weight loss. Research carried out at the California Centre for Obesity in America found that including eggs in your daily diet could reduce the calorie intake throughout the rest of the day by more than 500 calories. This is because eggs can increase the feeling of satiety and decrease appetite.

8. Barley

Barley is an excellent food item for combating cellulite and excess weight. It is low in calories and has the lowest Glycemic Index (GI) rating among all the common grains. Grains which have a high Glycemic Index (GI) rating are rapidly metabolized by the body and causes a rapid elevation in blood glucose levels which signals the pancreas to secrete large amounts of insulin. Insulin is vital for the body as it utilizes glucose for production of energy, but excess production of insulin causes storage of fat in the body.

On the other hand, grains having a low glycemic index such as barley take a lot of time to digest and cause only a slow and small elevation in the blood glucose and insulin levels. Furthermore, barley can curb cravings — that result in fat build-up— as they give a slow and steady energy supply.

9. Rosemary

Rosemary increases circulation and this trait makes it beneficial in the treatment of cellulite. Rosemary is also believed to aid in the digestion of fats and it also fights antioxidants and harmful substances. As its active ingredient, rosemary contains rosmarinic acid. It is a plant polyphenol that helps in shielding tissues from free radical damage. Rosemary also contains ursolic acid which assists in collagen and elastin synthesis, makes the capillaries stronger and combats free radical damage. Rosemary is used to in flavoring roast meats, fish, tomato sauces, and fruits, particularly oranges.

10. Kale

Kale is well known for its health benefits. This nutritional powerhouse is chock full of cellulite fighting minerals such as vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. It is low in the calcium-inhibiting oxalic acid which decreases the amount of calcium your body can absorb from many other vegetables. Besides being high in nutrients, kale is very low in calories and fat. Get a good kale oriented cookbook to learn how to include kale to your anti-cellulite diet.

11. Asparagus

Several celebrities and Hollywood stars swear by asparagus to banish bloating and water retention.

If you are putting together an anti-cellulite diet, asparagus is a good option to add to your shopping list. It makes veins and capillaries stronger and controls blood pressure. Owing to its high amount of potassium and the amino acid asparagine, it also acts as a diuretic, which is a great benefit as the accumulation of fluid may aggravate the appearance of cellulite. The cherry on top is that asparagus contains inulin. Inulin is a type of carbohydrate which boosts the efficiency of the gut.

12. Garlic

Garlic has been used as a cure for a vast range of ailments since ancient times. Studies have shown that garlic boosts cardiovascular health, treats and prevents cancer, and controls high blood pressure. Research also shows that garlic can help you avoid weight gain and aids in weight loss. In a laboratory study, rats that were given a high sugar diet put on less weight when they were given garlic as well. These therapeutic effects of garlic are thought to arise from its ability to break down fat stores in the body and to amp up metabolism.

13. Broccoli

The wholesome nutritional value of broccoli makes it a great food for fighting cellulite: First of all, it contains alpha lipoic acid which helps avoid the hardening of collagen. Second, broccoli is a rich source of vitamin C and a great source of dietary fiber. Last, of all, broccoli is an ideal dairy-free source of cellulite-fighting calcium. Even though your body can only make use of about 60% of the calcium in broccoli that is still a good amount.

14. Green tea

Nutritionists say that the catechins present in green tea can impede breakdown of collagen. Besides this, catechins have been known to help in weight loss. The benefits of green tea catechins in our body are thought to stem from the ability of green tea catechins to boost energy expenditure and fat break down. To increase the release of catechins, opt for loose tea leaves instead of tea bags and allow the tea steep for a few minutes.

15. Dandelion greens

If you can grow accustomed to their unpleasant flavor, these unsung nutritional gems can be a great help in treating cellulite. Dandelion greens have been known for their diuretic and detoxifying properties—both of which are beneficial if you have cellulite. What’s more, unlike many other diuretic substances which diminish anti-cellulite potassium in the body, dandelion leaves will not reduce the potassium level in the body because they are a rich source of this important mineral. Dandelion greens are also a very good source of vitamin C and vitamin E.You can add fresh dandelion leaves to a green salad or prepare an herbal tea from them. If their taste is too bitter for you, dandelion supplements are also available in many medical stores and health stores.

16. Brussels sprouts

Eating Brussels sprouts may reduce collagen breakdown.

Adding plenty of cruciferous vegetables into your diet, such as Brussels sprouts, is an effective way to combat cellulite. A substance called indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is present in Brussels sprouts, which after being ingested forms di-indolyl methane (DIM).

DIM facilitates some liver enzymes in blocking the production of 16-OH estrogens, detrimental substances that also cause collagen breakdown. In addition to I3C, Brussels sprouts are a source of other anti-cellulite nutrients such as vitamin C.

17. Watercress

Watercress leaves are a great cellulite-fighting food. Watercress is extremely low in calories, but is a rich source of vitamin C.

Watercress is also chock full of calcium which has been known to promote weight loss. It contains only a small amount of oxalic acid, a substance that can block the uptake of calcium from many other plants foods. Furthermore, the little peppery leaves of water cress are a low -calorie source of potassium. Watercress is available in markets and stores all through the year.

Other natural remedies for cellulite

There are lots of home remedies, which may help you get rid of cellulite. However you should not expect miracles as there are no studies confirming efficacy of these remedies.

In case of doubts ask your doctor for advice.

1. Coffee scrub or wrap

Coffee scrub and coffee wrap are deemed as effective home remedies for treating cellulite and rightly so. Coarse coffee grounds act as excellent exfoliating agent when rubbed over skin and remove dead skin cells to rejuvenate your skin. Coffee also tightens skin cells and prevents it from sagging.

How to make a coffee scrub for cellulite?

Use of coffee scrub also boosts breakdown of fat molecules and removes fat and toxins from your skin to treat and prevent cellulite.

How to make a coffee and sugar scrub for cellulite relief?

You will need:

  • Half a cup of coffee grounds.
  • Three spoons of sugar or brown sugar.
  • Two tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil.

Instructions:

  • Take a clean bowl and mix in coffee grounds, the oil that you are using and sugar. Heat and melt coconut oil before adding it to this mixture.
  • Rub this paste over your cellulite- ridden skin areas and gently massage like a scrub.
  • Do not be too gentle while massaging and firmly rub the scrub over the cellulite toughened skin.
  • If you opt to use olive oil, do not mix it with the coffee and sugar mixture. First, rub on olive oil directly to your skin and then massage skin with the coffee-sugar mixture.
  • Then wash off the scrub with warm water.
  • Repeat this process twice or thrice a week and keep doing for few weeks before you observe any improvement.

You can also prepare a coffee wrap using olive oil and coffee.

How to make a coffee wrap with olive oil for cellulite?

You will need:

  • Half cup of coffee grounds.
  • Some extra virgin olive oil.

Instructions:

  • Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to coffee grounds.
  • Heat this mixture a little using a microwave for a few seconds or heat it gently over a stove.
  • Apply this mixture to your cellulite affected areas and smear it over.
  • Cover the area with plastic wrap and leave the mixture on for about thirty minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeat this process at least two times a week for few weeks until you notice some improvement.

2. Dry brushing

Dry brushing is one of the most effective home remedies for getting rid of cellulite. Some pepole claim that it can be extremely helpful.

When a dry brush is rubbed over dry skin, it helps tighten the epidermal skin cells and also helps break up the toxic molecules that constitute cellulite.

It also acts as an exfoliating agent and sloughs off the dead skin cells and helps to stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic flow in the body.

Here’s how to use dry brushing as a remedy for cellulite:

  • Pick out the right brush for this purpose.
  • Purchase a brush which has bristles made out of natural material.
  • The bristles of your brush must be stiff but not too hard or else they will bruise your skin. Bristles that are too soft will not be effective.
  • Pick a brush with a handle so you can use it with a good grip and effectively for dry brushing.
  • It is important to know the correct time for dry brushing.
  • Dry brush your cellulite right before taking a shower when your body is still dry.
  • Repeat this process daily and twice a day if the cellulite is severe.
  • Take a shower right after dry brushing cellulite affected areas. This will help get rid of dead skin cells.
  • Dry brushing is only effective when done in the right manner.
  • Brush towards the direction of your heart.
  • Do not brush in circular motions or in a back and forth manner. Do not scrub vigorously
  • Brush your feet in long sweeping strokes in an upwards direction.
  • Brush your arms by taking brush towards your chest.
  • Brush your stomach in counter clockwise manner. Do not brush too hard though.
  • Remember that after dry brushing your skin should feel stimulated, not irritated. If your skin gets red after dry brushing, it indicates that you are doing it wrong.

There is another optional step that you can follow after dry brushing. Apply coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil as moisturizers. After you finish your shower after dry brushing your skin and your skin pores are still open, rub on some moisturizing oil. You sre advised to apply oil especially after taking a hot bath because hot water extracts all moisture out of your skin, making it too dry.

3. Juniper oil

Cellulite appears when fat and toxins accumulate under your skin. There are many ways to detoxify your skin and use of juniper oil is a particularly effective one.

This oil has excellent detoxifying properties. It not only flushes out the toxin build-up in your skin but also helps alleviate fluid retention that is beneficial for reducing cellulite.

You will need:

  • About fifteen drops of juniper oil.
  • Olive oil.

Instructions:

  • Mix juniper oil and olive oil together.
  • Now massage this oil mixture onto cellulite affected areas.
  • Repeat this process daily and if cellulite aggravates, use two times a day.
  • Continue this remedy for at least a month.

4. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is chock full of beneficial minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium, that will help you in your fight against cellulite.

These minerals help detoxify your body and expel out toxic substances.

Apple cider vinegar also helps alleviate water retention around your stomach and thighs and these are the areas commonly affected by cellulite.

As being overweight is one of the major reasons behind cellulite, apple cider vinegar treats cellulite by helping you shed those extra pounds.

How to use apple cider vinegar for cellulite removal?

  • Keep a ratio of one part apple cider vinegar and two parts water and combine them together.
  • Add in a little honey if you want to.
  • Now apply this apple cider vinegar solution over the affected akin areas.
  • Leave it on for about thirty minutes and then wash off with warm water.
  • Repeat this process two times a day.
  • Instead of immediately rinsing off the solution, you can also cover up the area in a plastic sheet and put a warm towel over it for about an hour.
  • Then remove the plastic cover and wash off the area with warm water. Repeat this process daily.

Here are some other ways to use apple cider vinegar for cellulite.

Option 1 - topical application

  • Take three parts of apple cider vinegar and combine it with one part of any oil that you like. It can be any oil - jojoba, coconut, olive, sweet almond or any other oil.
  • Now rub this oil mixture onto your cellulite and gently massage it into the affected skin.
  • Repeat this process twice a day.

Option 2 - solution to be drunk

  • Mix three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one spoon of honey. Have this mixture every day.
  • If this mixture is too strong for you, add the mixture of two spoons apple cider vinegar and one spoon honey into a glass of water and drink this solution.

5. Seaweed detoxifying massage

A healthy blood circulation ensures that lymph flows smoothly in your body and does not give rise to cellulite.

Seaweed is a natural ingredient that not only an excellent exfoliating agent but also detoxifies and expels harmful toxins out of your body. These beneficial traits of seaweed may help remove cellulite.

You will need:

  • Three tablespoons of ground seaweed.
  • Half a cup of sea salt.
  • Some olive oil.
  • A few drops of any other essential oil such as lavender oil.
  • One teaspoon coconut oil.

Instructions:

  • Combine all these ingredients.
  • Massage your cellulite affected skin with this paste for about half an hour.
  • Massage right before taking a shower.
  • After this sea weed massage, take a shower.
  • To go the extra mile, apply coconut oil instead of your regular moisturizer because it helps combat cellulite.
  • Repeat this process at least two times a week.

6. Detox baths

Detox baths are great as stress relievers and where cellulite removal is concerned, these baths help treat and prevent cellulite build-up in the skin.

They also prevent fat molecules from gathering under the skin so that you do not get cellulite at the first place.

But if you do have cellulite, detox baths are effective in reducing the already built up toxins from underneath your skin.

You can use sea salts well as seaweed in such baths.

You will require:

  • Four sheets of seaweed or one cup of sea salt.
  • A bath tub full of warm water.

Instructions:

  • Run the tap and fill your tub with lukewarm water.
  • Add in sheets of sea weed or sea salts to this water.
  • Soak in the bath for about thirty minutes.
  • Take a detox bath two times a week but do not forget to apply a moisturizer after every detox bath.

7. Green clay

Various medical conditions are treated by using mud therapies.

Green clay is a popular remedy for skin related afflictions and problems.

It has very good adsorbing traits so it can remove the impurities from your body; it is also useful for removal of cellulite.

Green clay also gives blood and lymph circulation a boost, so it is essential for removing and preventing fat accumulation beneath skin which leads to cellulite.

It is also an excellent exfoliating agent and all these qualities of green clay make it an ideal remedy for cellulite removal too.

You will need:

  • Half a cup of green clay.
  • Half a cup of sea weed.
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • One tablespoon honey.
  • Three tablespoons of warm water.

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients to prepare a smooth, thick paste.
  • Rub and massage this paste onto your body areas having cellulite for nearly 10 minutes.
  • Cover areas with paste on hem with a plastic cover and leave for about thirty minutes.
  • Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this process at least once a week

8. Tangerine essential oil

Tangerine essential oil promotes healthy blood circulation which prevents formation of fat and lymph deposits under the skin.

It also helps break down fat cells and thus decreases cellulite pockets present under your skin. It is a detoxifying agent and helps in removing toxins and impurities from your skin to help you get rid of cellulite.

How to use tangerine oil to get rid of cellulite:

Option 1 - for topical application:

You will need:

  • Four or five drops of tangerine oil and a tablespoon of olive oil.

Instructions:

  • Mix the tangerine oil and olive oil.
  • Apply this oil mixture on your cellulite for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Repeat this process twice daily.
  • Be careful not to step out in harsh sunlight immediately after applying this oil to your skin because it makes your skin photosensitive.

Option 2 - for oral administration:

You will need:

  • Two to three drops of tangerine oil.
  • A glass of warm water.

Directions:

  • Add two to three drops of tangerine essential oil into a glass of warm water.
  • Drink it once daily until you notice signs of improvement and reduction of cellulite.

9. Tomatoes

You might be unaware of the toxins that enter your system while you enjoy your tasty packaged fatty foods, junk foods and refined sugars as well as the harmful chemicals, pollutants, pesticides etc. that you constantly inhale.

These harmful substances accumulate in form of fats and result in cellulite pockets.

Therefore the cellulite deposits are full of toxins and you need to eliminate these toxic substances first.

Tomatoes have a substance called lycopene present in them, it is a compound that prevents breakdown of collagen in the skin cells and protects it from toxic fat deposits.

You will need:

  • Two or three tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh limejuice

How to prepare tomato paste?

  • Mash the tomatoes to get a paste.
  • Add the limejuice into tomato paste and mix it.
  • Massage areas with cellulite with this paste for about ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Rinse the paste off with water and repeat this process daily.

This remedy may be very effective for treatment of cellulite.

Things to remember

Prevention is always better than cure, so try preventing development of cellulite in the first place.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet and do regular exercise. Besides other harmful diseases, a sedentary lifestyle can also make your appearance unpleasant through cellulite.

Natural remedies are economical and have very few side effects.

Their ingredients are easily available.

Cellulite on female hips

However, adopt necessary precautions and use every remedy in moderation and only with prior consent of your physician.

If you notice allergic reaction from any food item, avoid it.

If cellulite does not go away, do not take any medicine by yourself and do not go on a fat diet.

Consult your dermatologist and follow his advice.

Wear loose, thin garments that do not restrict blood flow especially to your abdominal area.

After taking a sea weed or sea salt bath, use a moisturizer that suits your skin so that your skin does not become too dry.

Your physical health should be your main concern so do not stress over cosmetic appearance and do not let cellulite disturb your peace of mind.

If you feel that you are experiencing any adverse effects from some remedy, consult your doctor and stop using that remedy at once.

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The top 10 foods to fight cellulite

Nutritionist & Nutritional Therapist Bsc (Hons) Nutrition, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC

Cellulite is one of those frustrating problems that can get under the skin of almost any women – in fact it can affect up to 98% of us whether overweight or not!

So what is cellulite? It’s simply fat underneath the skin, which pushes against connective tissue, much like stuffing poking through a mattress framework. It is not harmful, nor unusual and can be compounded by thinning skin.

With a multifactorial cause, including a hormonal aspect, genetics, stress and even possible lymphatic and circulatory insufficiency, cellulite can be hard to budge.

Whilst there is no miracle cure, there are certainly are some top foods, which if eaten alongside a balanced diet may help to diminish the appearance of those pesky dimples.

1) Bell peppers

Move over oranges, and enter the bell pepper. These peppers are a seriously rich source of vitamin C, with just one cup providing us with 3 times our recommended daily intake.

Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite-buster as it is a critical nutrient involved within the formation of collagen. By boosting collagen production we can ultimately promote elasticity within the skin whilst keeping things firm, taut and cellulite-free.

2) Green tea

Shedding those extra pounds can be effective for some when aiming for smoother, dimple-free skin. Consumption of green tea alongside a healthy balanced diet may speed metabolism and even support weight loss.

There is also some research to show that antioxidants called catechins within green tea may help to reduce the breakdown of collagen. To get maximal benefits from green tea, try steeping your teabag for 5 minutes.

3) Salmon

Salmon is a rich source of essential fats called omega 3’s. These healthy fats have a structural effect and ensure fluidity and stability of all cell membranes within the body. Oily fish can be a great addition to the diet to help prevent or reducing the appearance of cellulite.

4) Cayenne pepper

Has been shown to boost metabolism and circulation. It is thought that a sluggish circulation may play a role within formation of cellulite, making cayenne pepper a must try.

5) Eggs

Since collagen is the most abundant protein within the body, adequate consumption of protein is essential to provide you with all the building blocks you for creating stronger more elastic skin.

Eggs have the added benefit of being a rich source of the amino acids, proline and lysine, which are important for the formation of all types of collagen.

6) Berries

Seriously high in antioxidants including vitamin C! These powerful antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the likes of UV rays and pollution, which are known to damage collagen and contribute to weakening of connective tissues.

7) Bone broth

This is simply a posh word for stock. But how many of us still make fresh stock at home over shop bought cubes?

Bone broth is a source of collagen, but the verdict is still out there as to whether this actually translates to an increase in collagen within to body. Still, there’s no harm in trying this nutrient rich concoction. Try using as a base for soups, stews, casseroles or simply drink as a warming beverage.

8) Broccoli

Jam-packed full of vitamin C which can help to boost collagen production. Broccoli is also rich in plant nutrients called indoles.

Studies have shown that indoles may increase oestrogen by products within the urine. This indicates that broccoli may support and allow efficient metabolism of oestrogen, which hypothetically may have a positive knock on effect for minimising cellulite.

9) Chamomile tea

Chronic stress dramatically increases output of adrenalin and cortisol, which has been shown to worsen the appearance of cellulite.

Try switching your daily coffee with calming chamomile and feel your stresses and (even maybe) your cellulite drift away…

10) Flaxseeds

Also known as linseed, these are a rich source of lignins, which have been shown to modulate oestrogen levels. Lignins are a type of phytoestrogen, which can exert either a weak oestrogenic or anti-oestrogenic effect within the body.

Just one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds within the diet each day may have positive knock on effect not only with weight loss but also the appearance of cellulite.

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The Advantages of Tumescent Liposuction

by Robbie Darmona

Tumescent liposuction is considered to be the safest type of liposuction. It was first used by the dermatologist Dr. Jeffry Klein several years ago. The tumescent technique reduces to a large extent most drawbacks of other liposuction procedures. It is performed by injecting large quantities of dilute solution into the fattened areas. This solution consists of lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, combined with epinephrine, a drug that shrinks the capillaries. This injection of tumescent anesthesia makes for several benefits: first, it minimises post-operative discomfort, and second, it reduces the bleeding during the operation.Ordinary liposuction techniques were performed on many patients and they were all complaining about the post-operative disorders like easy bruising and swelling after the operation. The tumescent liposuction significantly reduces the risk of bruises and swollen areas on the body to occur, because it does not use general anesthesia. Due to the local anesthesia, which takes 12 to 18 hours to subside, a post-operative discomfort is treated using only the slight Tylenol as medication. With tumescent technique you will feel no post-operative nausea, as with other types of liposuction using general anesthesia. Tumescent liposuction also reduces the bleeding during the operation. Many patients are healthy enough to return to work and manage with their daily activities only several days after the operation.Apart from the avoided discomfort, tumescent liposuction is also the fastest technique when it comes to the results to show. Almost 90 % of the patients notice changes in their silhouette several weeks after the operation itself. But the natural post-operative swelling takes some months to subside before the final results are appreciated by everyone. Let�s put a few words about the technique itself. Tumescent liposuction removes the fat by suctioning small �tunnels� through the fat. Tumescent technique does not use a big cannula, because it is clumsier, it leaves scars and many skin cells can be defected. Tunneling provides insignificant infliction over the skin cells and protects their fibrous attachment to the deeper layers of muscle cells. By fibres that connect skin cells with muscles, the skin retains its elasticity and can easily recover after the operation. Thus the tumescent liposuction helps to minimise the risks of post-operative irregularities or rippling of the skin. Another thing to have in mind when using liposuction, is that the technique itself does not reduce �cellulite�.Cellulite results from the pull of fibrous tissue that attaches the skin to the underlying muscles. Tumescent liposuction can do some improvement on the cellulite, but it may as well fail, because the aim of the liposuction is different. The side effects that a liposuction operation can cause vary from bruising to temporary numbness. Of course, in every technique small irregularities of the skin are possible to occur. This can easily be improved by several touch-up procedures. They will enhance to the maximum the patient�s good looks after the operation. But viewed in overall, tumescent liposuction is very safe for the patient. It eliminates the risk of blood clots, infections and allergic reactions as well.The fat cells removed from your body DO NOT grow back. Your body silhouette looks slimmer and that is permanent. If you gain or lose weight afterwards, that will be naturally incorporated in your body. Tumescent liposuction is the perfect option for anyone who wants to look elegant and it does not harm the organism.

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Top 15 Foods That Fight Cellulite

Many believes that the cellulite is strictly a problem for overweight people, the truth is that undesirable “orange peel” disregards any size, any age. I have dedicated massages, creams, treatments, lotions, oils, all in hopes of making it disappear…

Science also has answer based on studies: the safest remedy for cellulite is improving diet with foods that know how to fight. From today’s report you’ll learn how you can fight it and foods that are powerful weapons against unsightly clumps of fat under the skin.

What is cellulite?

According to statistics, 8 out of 10 women have cellulite. What, specifically, cellulite? From a medical standpoint, it is lipodystrophy localized intercellular fluid retention caused by the subcutaneous tissue, combined with poor circulation and oxygenation. Cellulite is the result of abnormal storage of fat, a process influenced by diet, exercise and hormones. Why does (and worse) cellulite? Fat cells, especially those of the thighs, buttocks and abdomen, filled the fats that come from excess supply, increasing tenfold volume and thus compressing all nearby blood vessels. Subcutaneous tissues so inflamed skin provides an unsightly appearance of “orange peel”.

15. Oatmeal (106 calories / 30 g serving):

Research shows that oatmeal is among the most nourishing foods and including them in breakfast reduces calories throughout the day. They are an excellent source of protein and fiber, two macro nutrients well known to increase satiety. Moreover, soluble fiber from oats, that forms a gel in the digestive tract, which remove waste and toxins that could contribute to cellulite formation. There are also an excellent source of B vitamins and zinc.

14. Blueberries (57 calories / 100 g):

Blueberries are some of the healthiest foods in the world and a strong ally in the fight against cellulite. Their wealth of anthocyanins contributes to the health of the collagen matrix by neutralizing enzymes that destroy connective tissue. Anthocyanins and enhance the effects of vitamin C contained in blueberries.

13. Pink Grapefruit (42 calories / 100 g):

Like oranges, pink grapefruit contains bio flavonoids, methoxylated and antioxidants that improve blood flow cell and corrects imbalances that can lead to cellulite.

12. Nettle (42 calories / 100 g):

Detoxifying foods are the existing, full of antioxidants, but also with anti-inflammatory painkillers to lively skin, and improve digestion. In addition, their diuretic properties help to eliminate toxins from the body that trigger cellulite and prevent fluid retention.

11. Broccoli (34 calories / 100 g):

Broccoli is the king of vegetables, on any criterion of nutritional values. Each inflorescence contains a cocktail of vitamins and minerals conservator beauty and prevents cancer and other deadly diseases. It has Sunic compounds, alpha-lipoic acid, a natural substance that prevents hardening of collagen, a phenomenon that causes cellulite.

10. Watermelon (30 calories / 100 g):

It is the same beautiful antioxidant as lycopene given, which not only improves blood circulation, thereby “smoothing” of cellulite, but you can also protect against heart disease.

9. Spinach (24 calories / 100 g):

In addition to dozens of its super food properties it is super antioxidant, spinach is rich in vitamin A and C, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite because it helps to produce collagen – the protein that strengthens and Supples the skin.

8. Cabbage (22 calories / 100 g):

Do not overlook cabbage when you want to get rid of cellulite. It is an excellent detoxifier, natural antiseptic that helps eliminate harmful toxins from the body. Furthermore, the potassium content combat and eliminate water retention.

7. Tomatoes (18 calories / 100 g):

Tomato owes its name and color that stimulates blood circulation and is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from free radical attack and they stimulate regeneration. They are also rich in vitamin C, which helps to maintain skin firmness by supporting collagen production.

6. Ginger (18 calories / 5 g):

Ginger root, one of the oldest spices in the world, can suppress appetite and improve digestion and circulation, thus contributing to weight loss and cellulite. Fresh ginger, said to be the most effective form of ginger it is available throughout the year in major supermarkets.

5. Chili and Cayenne Peppers (17 calories / 5g):

Good news for lovers of spicy: cayenne peppers and chili are redoubtable weapon to combat cellulite. Chili is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium and a concentrated source of vitamin B6, both beneficial to maintain skin suppleness. Research on capsaicin, the spicy ingredient in cayenne peppers and chili, shows that it can act as an appetite suppressant and therefore reduce the amount of calories consumed during meals.Accumulation of fluid in the body can trigger or worsen cellulite, regardless of age or size we have. Eating foods such as cucumber can help to eliminate water retention and thus toxins.

3. Garlic (4 calories):

Since ancient times, garlic was used as a remedy for a wide range of diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, in the prevention and treatment of cancer, reduce blood pressure etc. Recent studies show that garlic may promote weight loss through its ability to break down fat deposits and stimulate metabolism. Garlic not only improves the overall health of the body, and blood circulation, which helps the body eliminate toxins and fight cellulite.

2. Dandelion Tea and Rosemary (0 calories):

It is an almost lethal combination for cellulite. Dandelion has diuretic properties that help the body get rid of toxins and eliminate excess fluids with a powerful cocktail of vitamins (A, C) and antioxidant minerals such as zinc, iron and potassium.

Rosemary stimulates circulation and improves digestion of fats, preventing them to accumulate under the skin. Furthermore, rosmarinic acid helps to protect tissues from free radicals. It also contains ursolic acid which facilitates the synthesis of collagen and elastin and strengthens capillaries. Rosemary can be used as a flavoring for fish, steak, tomato sauces, and fruit, especially oranges.

1. Green Tea (0 calories):

It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to live healthy and in shape. It was demonstrated that the catechins in green tea prevents destruction of collagen and responsible for skin elasticity and promotes weight loss. These catechins increase the energy consumption and fat oxidation. To maximize the release of catechins, pick tea leaves instead of tea bags. Drink it unsweetened, no more than 2-3 cups a day and not at night because it has stimulant effect like coffee.

They have not yet discovered treatments or solutions 100% guaranteed to permanently eliminate cellulite, but there are cases clearly established (medical, genetic, lifestyle etc.) and factors aggravating, you can influence through your lifestyle and choices you do. Of these,

The Most Important and Most Frequent are:

1. Excessive Body Weight. Cellulite means, in essence, fat, water and toxins trapped under the skin, thus reducing the excess body fat can reduce cellulite. However, excess weight does not automatically produce cellulite: many thin women have cellulite.

2. Excess Estrogen. Estrogen promotes fat storage on the hips, buttocks and lower abdomen and may worsen cellulite due to its ability to raise levels of aldosterone, a hormone that increases water retention and bloating. Studies have linked increased levels of estrogen with weight gain.

3. Water retention. Reducing water retention is essential in combating cellulite. Excess fluid in body tissues prone to cellulite encourages filling with more water, which increases its visibility.

4. Poor circulation, compounded by lack of exercise. A lymphatic and venous system that drains water efficiently functioning properly in all tissues and ensure their proper oxygenation. When lymphatic drainage is poor and poor venous circulation, fluid retention occurs and a poor oxygenated blood supply to the extremities, ie a more pronounced cellulite. This happens especially in people who spend a lot of time placed on desk, chair, suffering from varicose veins and are “at odds” with walking. How can you combat cellulite? The combination of three strategies checked Do not think of expensive creams, lotions or massage that promise miracle make cellulite disappear. Massage creams are designed to promote circulation and elimination of fluid in the dermis, which may have a temporary effect in reducing the appearance of “orange”. There are, however, three established methods to combat cellulite:

1. Weight Control. Especially in overweight women, a steady and healthy weight loss (from fat) automatically lead to lower fat and cellulite that supply. On the other hand, you should avoid sudden decreases in weight, followed by periods of overeating, which recipe for worsening of cellulite.

2. Regular Movement. Nothing fiercest combat cellulite than regular movement, ie the effective mobilization of all muscle groups under the layer of unwanted fat accumulated over time. The ideal combination is aerobic movement (walking, jogging, gymnastics, swimming etc.) with anaerobic movement (fitness, sprinting, climbing, lifting weights, etc.).

3. Correct Hydration. Drink plenty of water at least 2 liters a day! Water is a major strategy against cellulite because it helps to eliminate toxins, combat water retention and promotes weight loss.

What can you do? As I told you from the beginning, the researchers found that there are foods that combat cellulite better than others. They still present in the most important of them (there are several, but I chose the ones that are low calorie, easy to find and present the usual diet). Try to enter in your weight loss diet, fit perfectly…

The list could continue with less food used in domestic cuisine, but as safe and effective against cellulite: Brazil nuts (selenium improves skin condition), quinoa (“gold of the Incas”), papaya (“fruit of the angels”), asparagus (for strengthening veins and capillaries), fenugreek seeds (for potassium and soluble fiber), bananas (contain potassium and sodium), sweet potatoes, avocados, bean sprouts, turmeric, fennel, kale, Brussels sprouts, etc.

Any food you choose, do not forget about calories, because cellulite decreases in direct proportion to weight. Choose your favorites and enter them into your daily diet as part of a balanced diet. Do not forget that if the diet is heavy artillery in the fight against cellulite, the movement is a bomb that can destroy permanently.

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