5 Secrets to Reducing Cellulite
1. Flax Seed
Flax promotes the production of collagen in your body. Collagen is the main component of your body’s connective tissue, which includes your skin and the connective tissue that keeps it attached to your body. When fat and fluids gather around that connective tissue, it causes cellulite. Collagen strengthens your skin and the underlying connective tissue, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can add flax seed to your breakfast cereal, yogurt or just eat it straight up.
Asparagus is high in fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer so you eat less. Fiber also helps keep your digestive system functioning properly. And asparagus has a diuretic effect, which rids your body of excess fluids, including those that contribute to your cellulite. Plus, it complements nicely with fish which also helps minimize cellulite for a one-two punch!
The conundrum with fat is, even as we try to get rid of it, we need it to live. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats and it fills you up to reduce the hunger pangs that make you eat more.
4. Fresh Lemon Juice
Frozen and prepared juices often have added sugar that negates most of their healthy effects. But freshly squeezed lemon juice reduces the impact of simple carbohydrates (those that go straight to your thighs), and reduces toxins that lower your estrogen levels, which helps tighten your skin.
Water helps you fight cellulite by flushing your system of retained fluids and toxins, and hydrating your skin so it looks smoother. The minimum recommendation is 8 ounce glasses per day.
There’s no one single way to defeat cellulite. By taking as many positive steps towards cellulite reduction, not only will you have better looking skin, you’ll probably lose weight and feel healthier too.