How can Fatty Foods Help Control Cellulite?
Fatty Foods and Cellulite are not always exclusive. First let’s find the cause. Cellulite is caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue and this is what leads to that cottage cheese or orange peel effect we love to hate so much.
So this simple fact leads us to the conclusion that an effective step in combating cellulite is by cultivating healthy eating habits.
How do we accomplish getting rid of cellulite?
The first step in getting rid of cellulite would be a regular exercise regime coupled with a natural cellulite toner cream to enhance the effects of the exercise.
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Of course our diet also plays an important part on reducing cellulite. Some foods are well known for their ability to aid cell-building and thus help you control or reduce cellulite.
Protein: Cellulite is most pronounced in women with sagging skin or loose muscles. By consuming protein rich foods and exercising regularly you effectively reduce the herniated fat stored under the skin and the “orange peels” will smoothly melt away.
Especially people with older skin (muscles) will need more protein in their diet if doing regular exercise. Foods which contain soy protein contain less fat than animal protein products like meat and poultry and are an excellent choice to get the necessary proteins without added fat. The amount of protein you would need to have firm muscles is around 5-7 grams for each pound of lean body mass if you are moderately active. The amount you need will of course vary from person to person depending on their level of activity and age.
Fish is another excellent source of lean protein and salmon in particular, because it provides high doses of essential fatty acids like Omega 3.
Amino Acids: Amino acids are the structural units that make up proteins. They join together to form short polymer chains called peptides or longer chains called either polypeptides or proteins. These amino acids help to build or restore collagen and elastin in the skin which help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
To make sure you have an abundance of these complex carbohydrates (fats), you should consider adding things like beans, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, seeds and fruit to your diet.
Essential Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. These types of foods slow down the division of skin cells and limit or reduce the alterations and the inflammation in the cells.
Every cell in the human body is enclosed by covering layer of phospholipids. Phospholipids act as an emulsifier, enabling oils to dissolve in water. This covering layer or membrane controls what goes into the cells and what comes out. A good supply of these fatty acids will strengthen the cell covering layer and also help keep the cell structure in one piece.
The outer layer of skin replaces itself every 50 to 80 days, and that is why a balanced diet which includes fish products and linseed oil will contribute to a large degree in cultivating a smooth skin texture within a couple of months of use.
Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a supplement that helps arthritis and it has been shown to restore moisture to arthritic joints as well by keeping the cell tissues well hydrated. A word of warning though: Clinical studies have consistently reported that glucosamine appears safe. However, a recent Université Laval study shows that people taking glucosamine tend to go beyond recommended guidelines, as they do not feel any positive effects from the drug. Beyond recommended dosages, researchers found in preliminary studies that glucosamine may damage pancreatic cells, possibly increasing the risk of developing diabetes. [Source Wikipedia] Adverse effects, which are usually mild and infrequent, include stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea, headache and rash.
Procellix: Procellix is a cellulite toner cream that contains organic ingredients which help reduce the appearance of cellulite by drying out the fatty cells under the skin and at the same time adding humectants to the topical (outer) layer of skin to keep it smooth. You can read more about the ingredients and how they work at Procellix.
The main advantage of a cellulite toner cream like Procellix over an oral supplement is that a supplement has to be absorbed in the blood stream, and reach the affected area to make any change. The problem however is that just the areas with most cellulite have the least blood supply.
Procellix however acts through the skin and reaches the affected area directly without having to be taken up in the blood stream first and because of that Procellix has fewer barriers to cross before it can start working to reduce cellulite.
Dieting and supplementation alone will not produce maximum cellulite control. To achieve the best results in cellulite reduction it is recommended that you combine them with regular exercise and the use of a topical cellulite toner cream to enhance the effects.
Conclusion: Some Fatty Foods will help you reduce cellulite, but they have to be the right kind of fatty foods* and for maximum benefit regular exercise and the right toner cream are highly recommended.
Jenny is a professional beautician. She studied at Aveda Institutes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is always ready to share her knowledge of skin care products and beauty tips.