Anti Cellulite Treatments – Food & Supplements

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What creates the cottage cheese look of cellulite?

Simply put, cellulite is caused by loose or weak skin and connective tissues that are unable to keep the fat in their compartments.

Fat tissues or deposits to escape through weakened connective fibre lines and rise up to the surface, creating the dimply, orange peel effect. Encouraging strong skin and muscles are the best measures for keeping the fatty deposits under control.

Cellulite is formed by the creation of water pockets fat deposits which means that the most effective way to manage them is through correct exercise and diet. An exercise program is absolutely necessary as well as the right intake of food and proper supplementation. Certain foods known for their cell-building properties can really help control cellulite.

Protein: The problem of cellulite is more pronounced in women who have muscles and loose skin. Exercise and protein can reduce stores of fat under the skin, the protein helps to firm the muscles that can then keep fat stores in place and reduce the effect of cellulite. Older skin, like older muscles, needs protein, especially soy protein with less fat, for toning and firming.

How much protein is needed to produce the firm, toned muscles? Approximately 0.6 grams per kilo of lean body mass if you are a moderately active and 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass if you are very active.

You can get lean protein from fish, especially salmon because fish provides a high dose of fatty acids.

Amino acids and essential fatty acids: You also need amino acids that help build the store of skin collagen and elastin. The best sources of these are complex carbohydrates like beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits. These provide your body with essential fatty acids that slow down the separation of skin cells, thereby reducing the occurrence of mutations and inflammation within these cells, even when exposed to ultraviolet light. All human body cells are surrounded by a membrane composed of phospholipids made chiefly from essential fatty acids. This membrane controls what enters cells and what comes out. A good source of essential fatty acids would literally strengthen the cell membrane and maintain the cell body intact.

Research shows that supplementation with fish oil and flaxseed oil can produce a marked improvement in the texture and tone in the first two months of use. Because the outer skin is replaced every 50-80 days, proper supplementation can have a direct and firming effect on skin.

Glucosamine: Glucosamine (a supplement that can help with arthritis) has been shown to restore moisture in the joints and keeping the cell tissues well hydrated; this in turn has a positive effect in plumping the cells. Adequate amounts of glucosamine in the blood are necessary to retain the flexibility of the skin. Studies show that participants who begin taking glucosamine before and after surgery experienced faster healing with less scarring of skin tissues than participants who did not take glucosamine.

Of course, dietary supplements and diets are only half effective without exercise…

There is no question that cellulite can be improved with exercise. Wayne Westcott Ph.D, produced specific workouts that resulted in a significant decrease of cellulite. During two months, 16 women participated in 20 minutes of cardio, strength and flexibility exercises three times a week. At the end of two months, the women lost an average of 1 and 1 / 3 inches from your hips, and an average of 1 pound. All women reported less cellulite in their lower bodies, this was also confirmed by ultrasound measurements.

So for best results in reducing the look of dimpled cellulite, eat protein and take up a regular exercise routine. This combination will fire up your metabolism, assist the development of lean body tissue, firm the muscles under the skin and keep the fat deposits under control within the connective tissues.

Also, eating plenty of beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits for sources of amino acids to help improve the skin.

A good source of essential fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed oil can also strengthen the integrity of the membranes of skin cells thereby reducing the problem of runaway fatty tissues – that essentially is what cellulite is.

Take glucosamine supplements like JointAce to help increase the resilience of the skin and reduce cellulite.


A good source of essential fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed oil can also strengthen the integrity of the membranes of skin cells thereby reducing the problem of runaway fatty tissues – that essentially is what cellulite is.

As ever we also encourage that you massage on a regular basis the affected areas to help assist your body to eliminate the build up of cellulite producing toxins.

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