Published: 08/05/2015 - Updated: 03/08/2020
Author: Dra. Loredana Lunadei, PhD
If you’re using a treatment to fight cellulite, you’re probably using creams, exercising, and drinking a lot of water. You need to know that there are foods that could cause cellulite, however, and which could cause the opposite effect of what you would like.
It is therefore important that you pay attention to your daily diet, choosing foods like fruits and vegetables that contain fiber, which will help your digestive system function better and to eliminate toxic residues. Avoid saturated fats and excessive carbohydrates, along with other foods that are mentioned below.
You already know that if you want cellulite-free skin, or if you want to get ride of those “cottage cheese” skin marks that you already have, you need to pay attention to the following chart:
Foods that you should not eat to avoid Cellulite:
Sugar and dairy
These are refined foods that, although they sound good, are converted into toxins once inside the body, which is why they promote cellulite. Not everything in this group is harmful, however. If you’re going to drink milk, opt for soy milk. If drinking cow’s mil, choose skim milk.
Consuming too many carbs is one of the primary causes of cellulite, but this is referring to starches only. That’s why you’ll need to pay attention to how much you consume each day, and throughout the week. These consist of rice, pasta, white bread, and more.
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Salty foods lead to greater than normal fluid retention, which could cause more aggressive cellulite. This refers to high-sodium packaged foods, like canned goods, sauces, and instant food packages. You should choose fresh foods, preferably unprocessed.
Animal fats, like chicken, ribs, pork, lunch meat, along with transgenic fats, like those found in patees for spreading, like margarine, and saturated fats (butter, bacon, whole dairy products) must be wisely combined with the rest of your meals throughout the week. Although it is best to completely leave out these fats
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Avoid this method of cooking. Fried foods are not recommendable, even if you don’t already have cellulite, they will saturate your body over time, causing cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Alcohol is another causative agent of cellulite. Avoid it as much as possible. If you want to lose weight and fight this skin condition, it’s best to drink in moderation. Do not drink in excess, which could cause accumulated fat.
The caffeine found in coffee, tea or soft drinks could be harmful to health, and could also cause cellulite. This is because it is generally used in large amounts to create these products that after consume, could dehydrate the body. This will add toxins to the body, which stop good metabolic functioning.
The large amounts of sugars that are contained in carbonated beverages will not help at all to stop cellulite.
Now that you’ve read these recommendations, it would be a good idea to drop these bad habits and to make a blacklist of habits to avoid or eliminate cellulite, which is so uncomfortable on the body.
Not only does it cause wrinkles, but it also diseases the lungs, damages the heart, and more. Cigarrettes lead to cellulite. By smoking a cigarette, you will reduce the amount of oxygen that your cells receive, suffocating them and leading to an impoverished circulation. It is truly a poison for the body. Smoking prevents toxin elimination. Could you possible need any more reasons to stop? Just think about it.
You are what you eat
Remember that you are what you eat. If you eat poorly, you will get sick, which will get worse as you continue to hold these bad dietary habits. This applies not only to cellulite, but to any disease as well.
Remedies for fighting cellulite
Prepare an infusion using horsetail. To do so, use 5 grams of dried horsetail with 1/2 liter of water. Then add the crushed plant into a pot and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink one cup every night.
Make a meadowseet tea using 25 grams of this plant. Use the leaves, the flowers and the root. Use 1/2 liter of water. Pour the hot water into a cup after boiling it. Steep the herb, and cover for 10 minutes. Strain and drink the tea two or three times a day for ten consecutive days.
Sage and climbing vine
Steep two large handfuls of climbing vine and two of sage for 24 hours. Strain and moisten a cotton ball with the liquid, applying to the affected areas.
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