A top complaint for women when it comes to their bodies is the cottage cheese-looking fatty skin known as cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. It often appears after puberty surfacing on skin in the abdomen, lower limbs and pelvic region. According to a study by Neutrogena, 70 percent of women have cellulite. Because women have thinner skin, more women suffer with it than men. Excess weight and a lack of exercise can worsen the problem; however, even thin women can struggle with it. To fight against cellulite, simple diet changes may help you avoid cellulite as well as improve your overall health.
1. Drink more water
The theory is that toxins are thought to be the major culprits in cellulite production. Therefore drink plenty of water, at least eight glasses per day, to stay hydrated ensures that toxins and waste are continuously flushed out of your system.
2. Cut caffeine
It is hypothesized that caffeine constricts blood vessels, which constrain blood and oxygen circulation to cells. While your drinking more water, eliminate or at least cut down on caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, sodas and energy drinks.
3. Avoid alcohol
Alcohol is a toxin that hampers your system and also prohibits your body from efficiently processing other toxins.
4. Eliminate processed food and bad fats
Processed food contains preservatives, sweeteners and sodium that contributes to the toxic content that your body is forced to try to eliminate. Also fats from animal products and fried foods are not the good fats for your body. Again, the theory that added toxins contribute to cellulite and you want to avoid unnecessary toxins. Choose fresh vegetables, fruits and replace bad fats with good fats found in nuts, avocados and fish.
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