Three Great Anti-Cellulite Foods
In this post, we’ll be examining three of the best foods you can eat to help combat cellulite and banish those dimple thighs. Cellulite can be caused by a variety of reasons, but a poor diet, lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle are all affect negatively on the skin and in turn can help to increase the formation and appearance cellulite. By increasing your intake of these foods, you may find your cellulite is helped.
Apples and Pears
These two fruits both have a gentle laxative and diuretic effect, assisting the body in getting rid of unwanted toxins as well as helping to reduce water retention. They contain pectin, a water-soluble fibrous substance that helps to promote the natural muscle contractions of the digestive system and keep the colon healthy. Pectin also aids in lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood. Apples and pears are, in addition, great sources of the metallic element potassium,which is essential to the body and can help in re balancing water and other fluid levels in the body, prevent the retention of water and enhance the appearance of cellulite. They also are rich in many other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. It’s best to eat apples and pairs unpeeled to keep their fibre content high and also because many of the good nutrients are found in the skin.
Berries – whether they’re blueberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries or even exotic goji berries or acai berries – are one of the best foods available for your skin and in helping to beat cellulite. They are packed with polyphenols, antioxidising agents that can help fight the harmful effects of free radicals. Blueberries are also very rich in anthocyanins, the antioxidant purple pigment that assists in strengthening capillaries and maintain the blood flow through the tiny vessels deep inside the skin.
Chickpeas, which are the key ingredient of hummus, contain large quantities fructo-oligosaccharides, a good variety of fibre that helps to maintain a positive level of bacteria in the digestive system. Just like all varieties of beans and lentils, chickpeas are a great source of protein and slow-release carbohydrate. These types of complex-carbohydrate do not cause a rapid increase of sugar in the blood, the ones that cause the peaks and troughs in energy levels that many people experience and that can lead to the urge to snack or even drowsiness. Instead, they provide a more constant source of energy to the body as they are slowly broken down, helping the body to stabilise blood sugar levels and control the appetite. Hummus is also rich in calcium, an important component in the breaking down of body fat, and iron, which is crucial for producing red blood cells.