Cellulite is one of the skin problems that is not serious,, but still annoying. It looks like cottage cheese and it appears as a result of the accumulation of fluid and fat beneath skin, causing the formation of small dips in the skin. It is commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks and back of arms. We always tend to look for creams and lotions to eliminate this problem, but you can also eliminate the appearance of cellulite by adding certain foods to your diet. In this article, we would like to share 5 foods that you should consume to reduce the appearance of cellulite
1. Cherries: Cherries and other berries are a great food for keeping your insulin levels under control. These fruits are low on the glycemic index, meaning that they raise your blood sugar slower than other fruits. Some other low glycemic index fruits include apples, pears, and peaches. You need to avoid high glycemic index fruit because of their high sugar content. These include all melons, mangoes, and pineapple
2. Lemons: Citrus fruits are great because of their ability to lower the impact of carbohydrates on your body. Carbohydrates are quickly digested by the body and converted into sugar, affecting your insulin levels. Citrus fruit can also clean out your liver, which can lower your estrogen levels. This will help keep your legs and thighs looking trim and taught.
3. Green Tea: Green tea is a powerful thermogenic, meaning that it assists in the accelerated metabolism of fat cells. Also, the anti-oxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) prominently found in the green tea has been proven to increase energy levels and mental clarity, making it a great addition to any weight-loss effort.
4. Cucumber: Hydration is an important factor in the appearance of cellulite. It is important not only to drink water throughout the day but to also consume foods high in water content. One great food for staying hydrated is cucumbers, which is usually 90% water. Other foods high in water content are celery, watermelon, pineapple, lettuce, tomato, broccoli, and cabbage. Enjoy these fruit and vegetables raw when possible for maximum water content.
5. Water: The human body is composed of about sixty percent water. Water is a necessary part of your body’s detoxification process. Not getting enough water often results in toxic buildup in the fat cells which can make them very difficult for the body to metabolize. Fat cells with high toxicity harden into the bead-like lumps that contribute to the ‘cottage cheese’ texture of cellulite.