Before we cover the ways to reduce cellulite, let’s quickly go over what cellulite actually is.
Cellulite is the appearance of lumpy or dimpled skin. It predominantly develops on the legs, butt, stomach and back of the arms. When you have globules of fat under the skin pushing up against the connective tissue, it creates this uneven skin appearance. Some factors that contribute to cellulite are lack of exercise, dehydration, poor circulation, hormone changes and unhealthy diet.
As a skin condition, cellulite is not serious or harmful. Many choose to leave their cellulite alone. Others are very bothered by the appearance of cellulite.
In this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, Dr. Axe will share how to get rid of cellulite naturally, including the best foods, essential oils, supplements and more.
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Best Foods to Help Reduce Cellulite:
- Bone Broth (high in type 2 collagen)
- Spinach – Green Leafy Vegetables (rich in potassium and magnesium)
- Pumpkin Seeds (high in zinc)
- Fats that reduce inflammation (fresh wild salmon)
- Omega 3 Foods (chia, hemp)
- Organic Meats
You will want to try to avoid the following foods:
3. Processed Foods (foods high in sodium)
4. Vegetable Oil / Canola Oil
Other important ways to reduce cellulite:
Essential Oils – Grapefruit Oil, Ginger Oil, Cypress Oil
DIY Cellulite Cream – Mix together one cup of coconut oil, 30 drops of grapefruit oil. Mix together. Massage on the body for 2-5 minutes.
Get Moving – Exercise is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. Quick, short, high intensity workouts are best for reducing cellulite.