7 Foods that Increase or Cause Cellulite
You have surely read about the homemade remedies to treat and reduce cellulite, but you might still not know what foods cause cellulite and make it more visible. Perhaps that is why natural treatments or creams are not giving you the results you want. In the following article you can find out what the foods are that increase the appearance of cellulite.
What Causes and Makes Cellulite Worse?
Cellulite is a problem suffered by all women (or most) and appears on the thighs and gluteals especially. It is a female’s nightmare and many women will surely want to know how to remove it from their skin.
Besides avoiding tight pants and sitting down for many hours a day, it is good to also stay away from the following foods.
Yes, we know that they are delicious and that you cannot live without them. However, in order to have tight and smooth skin, you should reduce your consumption of sweet products as much as possible, especially those industrial products that are sold on the market. Sweets increase the amount of fat in the body and worsen the cellulite problem. Cookies, pancakes, chocolates, and candy are delicious but they are also rich in fatty trans fats, which cause the most inflammation.
Excess sugar in infusions is also bad, especially if you use refined sugar because it does not convert into energy but rather accumulates in different parts of the body, especially in the legs, hips, and stomach. Substitute it with stevia or unrefined cane sugar or a sweetener. Eat a little bit of dark chocolate if you have a huge sweet tooth.
The food that you eat today is full of fats that are unhealthy. Hamburgers, pizza, fried food, hot dogs, french fries, and anything that is sold in fast food restaurants are your body’s number one enemy, including your skin. They cause that accumulation of fat that is later seen as ugly pockmarks on your thighs and gluteals. Avoid eating whole dairy products (not skim), mainly margarine, Chantilly cream, cream, and butter.
Fried foods, even the ones we make at home, should also be minimized as well as all the products you buy at stores and that contain trans fats. The groups of meat that they don’t recommend for women that want to reduce cellulite are red meat and cold cuts (salami, ham, sausages, bacon, and chorizo).
Sodium (or all those foods that contain some of it) is an enemy of your health for various reasons. First because it causes fluid retention, a perfect state for cellulite to appear. We suggest not consuming more than 1.5 grams of salt a day.
Try not to cook with too much salt, use herbs to season food, and don’t bring the salt shaker to the table, in order to prevent the temptation to put more on your plate. Also, choose sea salt or Himalayan salt instead of common table salt. Reduce your consumption of salty snacks like french fries or some types of cheese.
These beverages are bad for your skin’s health and in general. Carbonated beverages, especially the cola kind, have a lot of sugar and also “non sancto” chemical products. Some people think that drinking the diet or zero kinds of these products is the best option, but that is not true. You should always drink water. If you don’t want to get bored or you are not used to this, choose natural fruit juices or cold herbal infusions.
Its main component (caffeine, also found in carbonated beverages) can harm your skin. But be careful, this happens when you drink it as an infusion, because you can make a homemade remedy with used coffee grounds and olive oil as an exfoliant for the skin and to reduce cellulite. We recommend drinking 2 or 3 cups of (neutral) coffee a day, at most, with a little bit of sugar, milk, or cream.
The kind that is white. This is present in most food that you eat everyday. Bread, cookies, rice, and pasta that are not whole grain are bad for your cellulite reduction plan. This is because they have a large amount of yeast that is difficult to metabolize. If you cannot live without eating bread, you can knead it yourself with whole flour, for example (or half and half with normal flour). If you buy it, try to get the black kind with seeds.
Mayonnaise and mustard, as well as spicy dressing and tomato sauce, also wreak havoc on your skin and are allies of cellulite. You can make your own dressing using natural herbs and condiments, as well as reducing your consumption of these products a little, especially those ones that are bought in the market.
Instead of buying tomato sauce, choose to make your pasta’s sauce with natural tomatoes, for example. Don’t add mayonnaise to everything you eat, or if you like it a lot, try making it with egg and lemon juice (for recipes, lemon can help you not “need” mayonnaise as much). You can also find mustard seeds in natural stores and make your own recipe.