Mother Nature gave us cellulite. But Mother Nature can also supply our body with the nutrients it needs to improve circulation, reduce cellular inflammation and produce collagen, which makes up much of the connective tissue that supports the skin—and keeps us looking young.
For essential fatty acids, consume raw nuts, flaxseed and olive oil. For lecithin, a type of fat found in the body, eat eggs, soy, cauliflower and peanut butter. Make sure you're snacking on a wide variety of berries, citrus fruits, nuts and vegetables, as your body needs antioxidants to maintain healthy skin, combat harmful free radicals, and strengthen cell membranes so that less cellulite migrates to the surface of your skin:
- Vitamin C plays a role in manufacturing collagen and can be found in citrus fruits, bell pepper, broccoli and strawberries.
- Vitamin E protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation and can be found in sunflower seeds, almonds, olives and spinach.
- Vitamin B6 reduces inflammation in the skin, especially for conditions like eczema and seborrheic dermatitis, and can be found in yellowfin tuna, bananas and chicken.
Zinc, which is found in oysters and pumpkin seeds, is integral to skin health, as is selenium, which protects the skin from sun damage and is often found in Brazil nuts and tuna fish.
Don't forget to stay hydrated so that your skin can be more supple—and better cover up the dimpled fat underneath. Limiting your salt intake can also reduce the appearance of cellulite. For more in-depth dietary plans to battle cellulite, consider seeking nutritional counseling from a licensed professional.