11 Foods That Help Fight Cellulite

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Cellulite. Just about every female knows what it is but most don’t know what causes it. And even fewer know what you can do to get rid of it. To begin with, cellulite is described as the dimpled look that appears on the back of a woman’s thighs. It has been described as looking like cottage cheese because of the lumpy look it creates. It has been known to appear on the legs of women of all ages and sizes.

What causes cellulite? Its origins have been attributed to everything from bad eating habits to being dehydrated. Cellulite itself is just fat deposits that have taken on a bumpy existence because it is under the skin that is pushing against connective tissue.

There are always products on the market that promise to get rid of cellulite: topical creams that you apply, brushes you can use to smooth it away, and supplements you can take to make it go away. Not many, if any, actually work. There are, however, foods that you can add to your diet that have been proven to work in fighting cellulite. Here are 10 foods for you to try to banish your bumpy bottom:

 

1. Fluids

Keeping yourself hydrated will help reduce the bumps created by cellulite. But some liquids are better than others. Hot teas – specifically dandelion, ginger, and green, in particular – contain Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) boosts your metabolism which in turn burns fat. Reducing the amount of fat cells that are responsible for cellulite will help ease the overall appearance of it cutting down on the puckered look. Water is also a good fluid to consume on a regular basis but coffee, while a diuretic, has caffeine that could cause you to flush out too many fluids. This will just make your body grab on to all the liquids it comes in contact with and increase the fat levels that are under the skin.

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