Avoid These 7 Foods If You Have Cellulite

The excessive consumption of carbonated drinks is one of the possible causes of cellulite. These drinks cause inflammation associated with certain illnesses and make it difficult to eliminate cellulite.
Avoid These 7 Foods If You Have Cellulite
Carlos Fabián Avila

Reviewed and approved by Doctor Carlos Fabián Avila.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Cellulite is an alteration of the connective tissue in the body. It’s caused by the accumulation of fluid and fat, causing the formation of small dips in the skin.

It tends to form in the glutes and legs, although it may also appear in the abdomen and upper parts of the body.

Its appearance is related to being over weight, but it also has to do with the imbalance of hormones, lymphatic problems, and the accumulation of toxins.

Cellulitis is not considered a serious health problem. However, many people would like to eliminate it because they consider it unattractive.

What many people don’t know is that there are particular foods that could worsen the situation if you have cellulitis. This is due to their fat and carbohydrate content.

In this article, we would like to share the 7 main foods that you should avoid or limit your consumption of if you suffer form this problem.

1. Refined flour can be your enemy if you have cellulite

Pastry puffs

Refined flour, present in many of the foods we eat daily,  is the number one enemy of your skin and weight.

Its simple carbohydrates are difficult to metabolize. Given that they accumulate, they cause the formation of fat deposits.

It’s important to reduce as much as possible the consumption of:

  • Refined wheat flour
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Breads
  • Pasta
  • Rice

2. Dressings

Dressings from the supermarket seem to be a good option to give a bit of flavor to our dishes.

However, far from being healthy, they’re a source of calories and saturated fats that affect our metabolic health.

Regular consumption of dressings influences the retention of fluids and lymphatic problems. This constitutes a great obstacle in reducing cellulite.

Try to avoid commercial products such as:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Mustard
  • Soy sauce
  • Black sauce

3. Lunch meats

Roasted sausages

Many people continue to prefer eating lunch meats as a fast food option. Despite the fact that for many years they’ve been deemed to be harmful.

The problem is that they contain huge quantities of fat, salt, and other harmful chemicals. Their absorption increases the problem of obesity and cellulitis.

If you’re looking to minimize the problem of cellulitis be sure to eliminate the following from your diet:

  • Sausages
  • Ham
  • Hot dogs
  • Salami
  • Bacon
  • Fatty meats

4. Salt

The excessive consumption of salt is one of the factors related to the risk of hypertension, fluid retention, and articular diseases.

Excess sodium creates an imbalance of the inflammatory processes of the body. As a consequence, this increases the presence of cellulitis.

It’s vital to take into account that many processed foods contain salt, besides the traditional table salt.

So, if you want to minimize your salt intake, start checking the labels and opt for the most healthy condiments.

5. Dairy products

Different dairy products

Dairy products that contain saturated fats cause harm to people who are trying to reduce the look of orange peel skin.

These substances accumulate in the tissues. After a few days, they increase the presence of dips and flab.

Dairy products are linked to inflammatory reactions in some people. In addition to worsening this problem, they also lead to other illnesses.

6. Sweets

Sweets are delicious and addictive. Nevertheless, in order to have a smooth skin, free of cellulitis, the best idea is to reduce of all the products that contain sugar.

Sugars and sweets increase the tendency to accumulate fat in the body. Over time, the affected areas can become worse.

The most worrisome part of all of this is that many of these products are consumed habitually. This makes it difficult to stop eating them.

Nevertheless, if we pay attention to the labels and avoid added ingredients in our recipes, we can diminish consumption significantly.

Also, we can substitute healthy organic sweeteners such as stevia or coconut sugar.

7. Carbonated drinks

Colorful carbonated drinks

The taste of carbonated drinks is addictive, and advertising makes us believe that they are the best option to quench our thirst.

What most people aren’t aware of is that these drinks are full of sugar, calories and added ingredients that aggravate the appearance of cellulitis.

In addition, consuming them excessively increases the tendency to suffer inflammation and other ailments associated with soft drinks.

In conclusion, as part of the treatment of cellulitis, it’s necessary to limit your consumption of all of the foods that we’ve mentioned here.

Although it isn’t bad to eat these foods occasionally, the idea is to replace them with healthier options and low-calorie foods.

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