Eat Your Way To Cellulite Free Thighs!
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in Lifestyle, Body
CELLULITE. Orange Peel Skin, Porridge Legs... Eurgh whatever you want to call it, it’s a thing and it happens to the best of us. No matter what size or shape we are! Cellulite is formed by lumpy fat deposits underneath the skin that build up from toxins, hormones, and reduced skin elasticity. Your body stores toxins in the fat cells to keep it away from your vital organs. Sadly these toxins show up in the form of the dimples and pockets around your thigh area. The question on everyone’s lips is how to reduce cellulite? The good news is that you can help the appearance of cellulite with creams and scrubs, and but first of all you need to eat your way to smooth skin. By tackling toxins from within, your creams and scrubs will then be able to work harder and penetrate further, leaving you with the smoothest skin of all. Find the best anti-cellulite products here.
Cellulite Busting Foods To Eat:
Water Not technically a food, but the number one cellulite buster! Water helps to detox the body and flush out those cellulite causing toxins. Start drinking 2L a day and you'll soon see the difference.
Green Tea Speeds up the metabolism, helps with weight loss and is packed with caffeine and an ingredient called theobromine, which stimulates the release of stored fats in the body, thur reducing cellulite. Someone put the kettle on!
Oranges Packed with vitamin C, oranges contain methoxylated bioflavonoids, which are great for getting the circulation going. Better circulation helps remove toxins faster, not to mention vitamin C helps to brighten skin too.
Lemons Surprisingly, for a food you think would be highly acidic, lemons help your body return to its desired alkaline state. Which means that your body is better able to support healthy bacteria and assist the removal of those dreaded cellulite causing toxins. Squeeze half a lemon into your morning water for a natural kick start to your day.
Fennel If you want to find out how to reduce cellulite, this one one of the foods to eat. Fennel is to anyone who suffers from water retention, their new best friend. It aids digestion, reduces swelling by flushing out excess fluids and toxins. Leaving you toned, smooth and bloat free. Eat in salads or drink as a delicious tea after meals
Broccoli These tiny trees contain Alpha lipoic, which isn’t found in any other food. Far from sounding scary this wonder nutrient is a naturally-occurring substance that prevents collagen in the body from solidifying and causing cellulite.
Asparagus Hollywood celebrities swear by asparagus before the red carpet as one of their top tips in how to reduce cellulite. Like fennel it reduces bloating, helping to flush out toxins and is full of anti inflammatory properties and it stimulates blood circulation.
Berries Antioxidant-rich berries, such as raspberries, blueberries or blackberries, are a fantastic way to reducing toxins in the body. Instead of a chocolate biscuit mad afternoon snack on a handful of berries instead.
Oily Fish The good fats found in oily fish like sardines, salmon and mackerel help your body metabolise fat faster and smooth out cellulite.
Cayenne Pepper Not only Beyonce’s favorite spice (and that of her Etta James weight loss fame) it is proven to boost your metabolism and improve your circulation by warming the body internally, thus increasing the blood flow to your fat cells, causing cellulite to shrink.
Turmeric The spice in the spotlight at the moment for doing no wrong. It stimulates the circulation, reduces swelling and flushes out cellulite with some serious antioxidant. Sprinkle in everything from curries, soups to smoothies for a warming hit.
Garlic Garlic is proven to lower blood cholesterol, boosts your immune system and also aids blood circulation, which helps the body to flush out toxins and battle those bulges.
Watermelon Delicious Watermelon is packed with a particularly potent antioxidant called lycopene, which not only gives it its red colour, but improves blood circulation, flushing out those pesky toxin and smoothing cellulite. Whizz in a juicer for the most refreshing summer drink.
Beetroot Another particularly potent pink veggie is beetroot at cleansing the body. Again it’s chock full of lycopene which helps to reduce water retention, vitamin E (which is essential for skin health), and collagen-boosting vitamin A which all aid in the reduction of cellulite.
Cider Vinegar A great body detoxer is apple cider vinegar. It neutralises harmful bacteria in the gut, helping to flush out toxins and relieve water retention around the thighs and stomach, leaving you cellulite free.
I hope you enjoyed reading about how to reduce cellulite. Now it’s to make that shopping list! Give these foods a try and let us know how you get on.
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