10 foods that can fight cellulite

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

foods that fight celluliteCellulite can often look unsightly and bumpy in appearance due to those pockets of fat being pushed against connective tissue -- resulting in a puckered look on your skin. Cellulite can develop on both thin and overweight individuals; however, exercising and toning affected areas of your body can help reverse or reduce the appearance of cellulite.

There are several different factors that can contribute to cellulite, such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance, and dehydration. If your diet is high in sugar and fat, and you frequently eat fried or processed foods, cellulite can develop as a result of those toxins interfering with your skin and body.

While cellulite can be treated or reduced through treatments such as liposuction, body lift, laser treatments, and even massage therapy, you can take steps on your own at home to eliminate cellulite by eating certain superfoods that contain the nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins your body needs to effectively combat cellulite.

Here are 10 foods that can help you fight and reduce cellulite.

  1. Asparagus. This vegetable acts like a diuretic and forces your body to expel any harmful toxins. Asparagus also strengthens your veins and capillaries to help normalize blood circulation.

  2. Pineapple. This fruit is rich in bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps increase blood flow.

  3. Sunflower seeds. Considering cellulite occurs as a result of fat and weak connective tissue, sunflower seeds can help strengthen weak tissue thanks to its antioxidative properties.

  4. Bananas. Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium -- all of which can contribute to improved circulation and help strengthen your blood vessels.

  5. Chili peppers. Hot chili peppers will increase your body’s internal temperature and promote faster fat-burning to help reduce cellulite.

  6. Pears. This superfruit contains antioxidants that help detoxify your body and enhance the lymphatic system.

  7. Broccoli. This green vegetable is rich in calcium and selenium, and contains alpha lipoic acid, which aids in preventing the hardening of collagen triggered by sugar intake.

  8. Oily fish. Oily types of fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, bass, and trout contain essential fatty acids that are great for your skin and collagen production, as well as a number of proteins and minerals that help battle cellulite.

  9. Citrus fruits. All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which helps improve blood flow and strengthen veins and capillaries.

  10. Green tea. Though not exactly a food, green tea contains a compound known as catechins, which aids in preventing the breakdown of collagen.

Do you have visible signs of cellulite that won’t respond to diet or exercise? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for plastic surgery.

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Topics: liposuction, health

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