Cellulite – it’s common, natural and actually nothing to be ashamed of! But several women want to get rid of it, largely because it looks unpleasant to them. Here’s a look at cellulite, why it occurs and how to combat it.
Cellulite: what it is, why it occurs and when it occurs
Why cellulite affects more women than men
Misconceptions around cellulite
Foods to fight cellulite
Supplements for cellulite
Hello everyone this is Lovneet Batra your health expert and clinical nutritionist and you’re listening to my podcast Nutrition By Lovneet.
Today’s topic of discussion is common, natural and sooner or later, every woman goes through experiencing it at some point in life cellulite. While there’s nothing wrong with having it, most of us want to get rid of it because it just looks unpleasant. And besides being the most common beauty problem that women face, it is also the most stubborn one, comfortably sitting around our thighs, butts and bellies. It is no ordinary issue to deal with. Now women are more affected by it than men. Simply because of the distribution of fat connective tissue and muscles is different in both men and women.
While fat cells and collagen fibers are intertwined in men, these two are parallel in women making the subcutaneous tissue less stable, but it isn’t like that it would never affect men when suffering from a lack of androgens. Men can also show signs of cellulite, and the cellulite starts making an appearance on your skin once you usually cross your 20s and trust me getting rid of cellulite is no cakewalk.
Honestly, there is no quick fix either. But today we are going to discuss different things that can help. Now there is also a misconception that losing weight helps or getting rid of cellulite. This is not true. cellulite has nothing to do with weight. So cellulite meaning should not be confused with weight gain. Some of the most common causes of cellulite are hormones, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, inactivity, pregnancy and accumulated toxins. While there are plenty of cellulite treatment options available from dry brushing to foam rollers to body wraps and laser treatments.
There are several products out there that can help with minimizing the appearance of cellulite. And definitely eating right is the easiest, most effective so light treatment that doesn’t even cost much. So let’s talk about foods that can fight cellulite saffron tea. According to studies, Saffron has anti-inflammatory and fat-burning properties that help dull the appearance of cellulite. a pinch of saffron is enough to reduce appetite and increase the blood flow between tissues.
The increased blood flow helps in increasing the subcutaneous muscles. As a result, remove cellulite hummus known for its low glycemic index. chickpeas can be a great source of good quality protein, vitamins and minerals require for burning fat, lowering the fat storage and decreasing the buildup of cellulite, making your skin appear smoother. Bell peppers rich in vitamin D six bell peppers restore and fortifiy connective tissues, making them a lethal weapon to blast unwanted cellulite.
These also help your body burn calories which aids in fat loss flaxseeds packed with healthy fats, anti inflammatory omega three fatty acids B CIG zinc and potassium help in fighting cellulite. They can also help in reducing bloating and appearance of that. orange peels cellulite watermelon loaded with nitrates antioxidants help in flushing out toxins in post blood circulation and ultimately has an impact on decreasing cellulite. Golden turmeric latte is known for its anti inflammatory benefits turmeric with its active ingredient curcumin can really help in reducing the free radical damage. It helps in reducing fat deposits in the body and enhances skin tightness. And lastly, wonders of water. When you are dehydrated cellulite will be more visible. The body cells need good amount of water for metabolic processes to flush out the toxins and aiming for about three to four liters of water a day is a good goal to keep cellulite away. Now let’s talk about a couple of techniques that can beat cellulite.
Body brushing before going to bed. Let your body work on cellulite reduction while you’re asleep. Enhanced lymphatic drainage with daily body brushing at night. It helps in eliminating toxins that can deposit in the fat layer leading to inflammation and ultimately more visible cellulite. Do it on dry skin and finish off with a creamy moisturizer.
And secondly, body massage. A good massage relaxes the nerves calms the mind and offers cellulite reduction. It again improves lymphatic drainage that works well for cellulite reduction. Now there are certain supplements that can help here starting with collagen. Now, you only need to supplement if you’re over the age 35 and consult an expert before getting on to any supplement for cellulite. But collagen even if it’s depleted can make cellulite worse. Now collagen and strengthens connective tissue of the skin and is one of the best ways to fight cellulite especially if you’re in your 40s and above.
Now it has shown that collagen peptide supplements can tackle cellulite by restoring the normal structure of subcutaneous tissue. And like I said, please do consult an expert your nutritionist or your doctor before starting one. Number two omega three supplements.
A few common causes of the appearance of cellulite are inflammation, water retention and swelling. A daily dose of omega three EPA THA 1000 milligrams can help in reducing inflammation and minimizing the appearance of cellulite. It is used in many anti-cellulite treatments such as laser therapy and the fatty acids also help in boosting blood circulation, lower high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Now there are definitely many ways you can get omega three through food. It could be through flax seeds chia seeds or A2 Cow milk ghee.
If you’re a vegetarian, and for non vegetarian, definitely fatty fish is a good option. And lastly, copper and zinc rich foods help in eliminating cellulite. Now collagen and elastin are made up of amino acids such as glycine and proline, copper and zinc, help in the production of collagen and cellulite reduction.
These also improve elasticity and connective tissue strength. Just make sure you include these foods in your daily diet. It could be nuts such as almonds, cashews, seeds, such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, green leafy vegetables or spirulina. Now workouts that can help in getting rid of cellulite on thigh especially squats three to four times in a week. It can help in giving you too much muscle and getting rid of cellulite. Surya Namaskar six times in a week.
Though it is a full body workout. It works wonderfully in stretching and toning muscles of arms, hips and thighs and minimizing the appearance of cellulite strength training three times in a week. Focus on strength training to build up your hamstrings, quads, buttocks and hips.
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Workouts and exercises for cellulite