Tips for Reducing Cellulite

Nobody likes cellulite. If we haven’t got it, we want to prevent it and if we’ve got it, we’re eager to try just about anything to get rid of it. Let’s look at some tips and tricks that can help you to get rid of cellulite the natural way.

Antioxidants

Free radicals can damage the skin cells and promote the development of cellulite, so the first step to reducing cellulite is combating free radicals. For that, we need the antioxidant properties of berries, red and orange fruit and vegetables and vitamin C rich citrus fruits.

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and it has been shown to be of help in assisting the body to break down accumulated fat deposits. That’s good news for those of us who are eager to reduce cellulite – a type of fat deposit that’s notoriously difficult to get rid of.

Blood circulation

Of course, there are also adjustments we can make to our diets. Foods containing a high level of saturated fats should be avoided. Instead, load up on omega-3 fats such as those found in fish, fish oil, seeds and nuts. Omega-3 fats help to improve the blood circulation and since cellulite accumulates in areas of our body that have poor blood circulation, they’ll also help prevent the formation of even more cellulite.

One of the best ways to improve the blood circulation is by getting plenty of exercise. Exercise directly burns fat and improved muscle tone will help to hide cellulite. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, make sure that you plan your day so that you’ll get a good workout, even if all you have time for is a brisk walk.

Anything that improves your blood circulation is going to help you to get rid of cellulite, so regular massaging of the affected area really is going to help you as long as you do it regularly and persevere.

Avoid unhealthy habits

Cut out or limit consumption of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, sugar and processed foods. Processed foods usually contain sugar or sweeteners as well as various other chemical additives that can contribute to the accumulation of cellulite.

Collagen

Cellulite looks lumpy because it consists of collagen fibers and fat. As the fat accumulate, it pushes through the network of collagen fibers resulting in the lumpy orange-peel look we all know so well. Any product that contains collagen can go a long way to reducing the appearance of lumpy, bumpy cellulite. Foods containing lycopene also help the body to produce collagen, so eat lots of tomatoes!

Although it’s really hard to get rid of cellulite, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce its impact and smooth out that orange-peel texture.

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