Cellulite. It happens to almost all of us and it can happen to anyone: men, women, heavy people or thin people. Once it develops, it is very difficult to get rid of. But, did you know that there are a few ways you can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite in the first place? One of those ways is by eating a healthy diet.
Get Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables. Fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk of developing cellulite because they contain antioxidants and special phytonutrients. These antioxidants and phytonutrients are essential in the fight against cellulite because they support healthy tissue throughout your body and help to protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals and pollution. They also encourage the body to produce collagen, which helps to keep your skin supple and tight.
Load Up on Lean Proteins. Adding lean meats to your diet such as chicken, turkey and fish can also help reduce your risk of developing unsightly cellulite. Avoid eating meats that are high in fat as they, and other foods containing connective tissue, can increase your risk of developing cellulite. Other forms of protein include leafy greens such as spinach, nuts and seeds.
But, Keep Some (Healthy) Fats. Eat fat to avoid developing cellulite? Yes! Healthy fats can help to prevent cellulite because they increase your circulation and ensure your cells are getting all the nutrients they need. These fats come from flaxseed, nuts and oily fish such as tuna or mackerel.
Keep It Simple When It Comes to Carbs. Avoiding processed carbs such as pastries, pasta and sweets can help you reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Instead, select unprocessed, simple carbs such as rice, quinoa, oatmeal, beans and sweet potatoes.
Seeking Cosmetic Solutions. If you're struggling to reduce the appearance of cellulite, you can get a little help, too! Talk to Dr. Alqulali about your options for reducing cellulite or improving its appearance. Options include skin tightening, liposuction and body-lift surgery.
Want to learn more about how to reduce your risk of cellulite and its appearance? Call Infinity Medical Group at 888-716-0559 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alqulali.