As we get ready to bare more skin in summer’s short shorts and skin-baring bathing suits, our cellulite is suddenly on display (although no more welcome than when it was covered by wintered long-legged, butt-hiding fashions).
So, how do you get rid of cellulite? Well, with food (not so) obviously!
Lecithin. Cellulite starts to show when the membranes required to hold fat secretly (and subcutaneously!) in place start to deteriorate. To build the healthy new cells and strong membranes required to hold fat invisibly in place, we need to load up on lecithin in our diets. Some great sources of lecithin are eggs, soy products, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach and tomatoes.
Essential Fatty Acids. Healthy fats rich in essential fatty acids (like walnuts, flax seeds, olive oil and wild-caught Alaskan salmon) attract water to dehydrated cells and connective tissue to maintain cell hydration and prevent future water loss, both of which reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Antioxidants. A diet rich in antioxidants fights the free radical damage that weakens your skin’s elasticity, leading to cellulite. Load up on strawberries, raspberries and pomegranates to fight free-radical damage – and cellulite too!