How to Get Rid of Cellulite with an Anti-Cellulite Low-Fat Diet
Strawberries can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
The Anti-Cellulite Diet
So many women look for ways to get rid of cellulite. Expensive creams flood the market, along with anti-cellulite fitness pants with made with caffeine, and mesotherapy treatments are now mainstream. Whether or not there is a miracle cellulite cream that will solve this annoying issue, are easier and more affordable ways to make orange peel skin less obvious.
The most effective long-term solution is an anti-cellulite diet. While most people are aware that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will improve overall appearance and reduction of fat and toxins in the body, certain fruits and vegetables will target cellulite more than others.
The causes of cellulite are primarily weak collagen, excess fat and toxins. The following foods will attack all three root causes. They are also all high in fiber and high in Vitamin C:
Bananas are wonderful at reducing the appearance of cellulite. Not only are they very low in fat, but they contain abundant amounts of potassium. Potassium helps to balance fluid levels in the body and flushes out excess water weight. A diet too high in sodium can make the body retain water which is stored all over the body, and can be mistaken for fat. Bananas are also high in silica, which improves skin elasticity. Every 250 grams of banana (approximately two medium bananas) contains 13.6mg of silica. Eating several bananas per day will help your skin have a smoother appearance, and thereby less of a “cottage cheese” effect.
Bananas are also high in healthy carbohydrates (approximately 25 grams each) and are low in fat, keeping cravings for fatty carbs (like doughnuts and cakes) at bay. Whip some frozen bananas into a food processor to make banana ice cream, or blend up a delicious fruit or veggie smoothie containing other anti-cellulite foods, or simply eat it as is.
2) Yellow bell peppers
Bell peppers, especially the yellow variety, contain a very high amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is perhaps the best nutrient to help to build collagen. Many anti-aging products have added Vitamin C to build collagen, because it firms the skin and keeps it from sagging. Fat cells poke through skin that has less collagen, making cellulite appear obvious. Consistently eating foods that are very high in vitamin C helps to prevent this from happening. Yellow bell peppers contain 184mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams, making it one of the foods that are packed with the most cellulite-busting vitamin C.
Like bananas, parsley helps to flush out excess water weight. Because of its diuretic nature, adding a couple servings of parsley in per day may help improve the appearance of cellulite in less than a week. In addition, organic parsley is known as one of the most detoxifying foods on the planet. It also contains a decent amount of silica.
Chop up a few sprigs of parsley for your salad, add to green smoothies or juice, or simply make parsley tea by steeping a handful with hot water.
Not only are lemons (along with all other citrus fruits) very high in vitamin C, but they are also very alkaline. Alkalinity helps the body rebalance its pH levels and flush out toxins, which can be stored as cellulite.
No, bottled sugary lemonade doesn’t count. Try squeezing lemon in your water or over your salad. Fresh lemon juice can also balance the bitterness of greens in smoothies and juices.
This delicious little berry is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, making it anti-aging as well as a cellulite killer. These sweet treats also contain B-vitamins, biotin, nitrate. Nitrate increases circulation in the body, helping to mobilize stored fat cells.
Of course, eliminating bad foods is as important as eating the right ones. Make sure to keep sodium and fats low. Balance hormones by eliminate hormone-laden animal products.
An effective tool that will aid in speeding up the process is the Yerba Prima skin brush. Dry skin brushing can be used every day, and the best results are seen from consistent and frequent use. Dry skin brushes can be purchased for under $10 through your local health foods store, or online.
Remember, long-term results are only seen by a long-term commitment to a healthier lifestyle.
Have you ever bought any cellulite treatment (creams, mesotheraphy, clothing)?
This delicious anti-cellulite "strawberry lemonade" green smoothie tastes super fresh and floods your body with nutrients! The tropical coconut-banana flavor is balanced by a kick of tart from the lemon.
Coconut water adds extra potassium, and the frozen blueberries turn the smoothie a beautiful blue color. Each serving contains over 300% of your daily needs for Vitamin C, and almost 1400 mg of potassium.
Try it every day for best results.
- 1 cup coconut water, cold
- 8-10 whole strawberries, cored
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 2 leaves kale, destemmed
- 1/4 lemon, peeled
- handful frozen blueberries
- Add all ingredients to a (ideally high-powered) blender; Blend until smooth
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 52 g||17%|
|Sugar 29 g|
|Fiber 10 g||40%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
The smoothie before blending
It helps to have a high-speed blender to break up the kale! If not, don't worry. Just be sure to de-stem the kale as much as possible.