Can Certain Foods Help in Reducing Cellulite?

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Cellulite is a common condition that affects about 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men in their lifetime. The appearance of cellulite affects those of all shapes and sizes, even those who are lean, work out, and eat. Though cellulite is not something that you can get rid of completely, certain lifestyle changes can help reduce the appearance and prevent worsening of the condition.

Though there is little scientific evidence to show that certain foods help fight cellulite, many experts have agreed that a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and fiber can help in reducing the appearance of cellulite. The following 10 foods have been found to help improve the appearance of affected skin:

  1. Water
  2. Foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids
  3. Unsaturated fats
  4. Fruit
  5. Plant based protein
  6. Whole grains
  7. Lean protein
  8. Vegetables
  9. Leafy greens
  10. Foods high in vitamin C

Additionally, reducing salt intake and cutting out smoking may also help. Although lifestyle changes can aid in reducing cellulite, there is not guaranteed method that has been proven to rid the body of cellulite.

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