You might be sceptical about how you’re going to achieve youthful skin that doesn’t have a wrinkled cellulite appearance, but are you looking at your diet? There are some good food tips you can follow that will help you banish unsightly orange peel.
One of the myths surrounding cellulite is that only overweight people get it, and yet this is not the case - even some supermodels battle with cottage cheese skin (Tyra Banks, to mention one!). So basically, it can happen to anyone but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it. What you put in your body is just as important as those creams you’re rubbing into it - make your diet an important part of your anti-cellulite regime.
- Foods that Go Beneath Your Skin
There are some foods that are better for your skin than others because they help to repair cells, boost circulation and make your connective tissue stronger. These foods include whole grains and antioxidant-rich fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, cooked artichokes, and dried red kidney beans.
- Add More Lecithin to Your Diet
Lecithin is found in all living cells and forms part of cell membranes, so you should try to combine this nutrient into your diet. In the same way that eating protein foods can improve your hair because it is largely made of protein, consuming lecithin can be great for your skin. Vegan sources of lecithin include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes.
- Drink up!
Believe it or not, one of the causes of cellulite is toxins that we consume and inhale in the world around us. These negatively affect the skin by reducing its elasticity and circulation, ruining your look with bumpy skin. You can deal with this problem by ensuring you consume lots of water every day, and more if you are hitting the gym. Water helps to flush out toxins. If you need a hot drink, choose green tea. It contains theobromine which helps to boost the discharge of stored fats in the body.
- Top up on B6
Vitamin B6 has many benefits for the body and it's a powerful nutrient when you need to fight skin dimples. It absorbs proteins that work to strengthen connective tissues while decreasing excess water that can make your cellulite more noticeable. Foods that contain Vitamin B6 include sunflower seeds and cayenne peppers.
- Reach for Dark Chocolate
This is a surprising treatment for cellulite, but one that all chocaholics will love! Natural cocoa contains antioxidants that help to break down cellulite fat while boosting the health of your cells. Now you have a very good reason to reach for that dairy-free, healthy slab of dark chocolate!
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