The 7 Most Effective Anti-Cellulite Foods

The 7 Most Effective Anti-Cellulite Foods

It happens to almost all women. There is no escaping it. There is no preventing it. There is no preparing for it. I am talking about cellulite. It does not matter your age, your skin type, your size, or anything else.

At some point in your life, you are going to get cellulite. The bumpy spots of fat which push through the fivers and look lumpy under your skin plague almost all women (and even some men).

We know that hormones can be a factor in kickstarting cellulite, but it is not the only cause, and even then, it does not cause cellulite in everyone. Toxins in the skin can contribute, as can the elasticity of your skin. Detoxification can get rid of toxins, but no cellulite.

Creams can improve the elasticity o your skin, but that does not prevent cellulite. The only hope we have is to decrease the effects and make our skin look better. If the cellulite is decreased enough, it can even look as if the cellulite has gone.

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New research is showing that our diet can really help. If we can focus on the food we eat, we can omit the effects of cellulite. So, what should we be eating?

The Best Foods to Fight Cellulite

Just eating healthy is not enough.  There are certain foods that can make a difference though.

1. Bananas


We all know that bananas are high in potassium, but it is the potassium to sodium ratio which makes it particularly important. Not only are they a yummy snack, but they can also be an excellent snack for fighting the onset of cellulite. Sodium can increase water retention, which heightens the effects of cellulite. Potassium helps to fight this and promote healthy blood-flow. [1]

2. Water

Water should be a part of any healthy diet. It can increase your overall health, help with weight loss, and also fight cellulite. Water helps to flush out toxins from your body.

Less water means more toxins, and the more toxins you have in your body, the more chance you have of developing cellulite. Less water, can ironically, mean more water retention. A retention of water leads to more visible cellulite.

Water helps you to feel full, leading to less food consumed. Drinking cold water can lead to weight loss through your body working to heat the water once it is in your body. [2]

As you lose weight, cellulite will become less visible. Water also helps your liver and kidneys to function correctly. As waste is eliminated from your body, and fat is converted to energy, you can say goodbye to unsightly cellulite.

If you don’t like the taste of water, maybe one of these bottles will help?

3. Chili and Cayenne Peppers

Chili Peppers

If you love spice, then you are going to love adding more chili and cayenne to your diet. Chili is an excellent source of vitamins C, E, B6, and potassium (remember potassium?). Cayenne is also packed with vitamins, and these vitamins are great for lessening cellulite. Both of them are great for increasing the body’s heat production and increasing weight loss [3].

Alternatively, cayenne is available in capsule form too.

4. Kale


When you hear the word kale, you already have health benefits in your mind. Kale has been a staple of smoothies, salads, and stir-fries for years. Kale is packed with vitamin C, potassium, and calcium. All three are great for mounting attacks on cellulite.

Kale is nutritious, low fat, and low calorie. This humble veg attacks cellulite when it appears, and helps you maintain a good body weight to stop cellulite from forming in the first place.

If you prefer, you could have kale in pill form like this.

5. Pears


Who does not love pears? They are juicy and delicious. They can also help in the ongoing fight against cellulite. What makes pears so special? Well, they contain a high dose of iodine.

Iodine is critical for your thyroid gland to function as it should. Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism and can help your body to consume energy at the correct rate. This helps to maintain a correct and healthy body weight.

If your body does not get enough iodine, then your thyroid gland can act up, which often leads to weight gain, or makes it impossible to lose weight. Iodine also helps your body to get rid of toxins, and as we all know now, toxins can promote the rise of cellulite.

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6. Oatmeal


Not only is oatmeal a great and nutritious breakfast, but it can also bolster our defenses against cellulite.

Firstly, oats are filling. They are a great source of whole grain, and they make us feel fuller for longer [4]. When we do not overeat, we do not have the surplus of fat which can push its way through and become cellulite.

Oats are also packed with fiber. They are packed with a soluble which works proactively in our digestive tract to flush waste and toxins. Once in the digestive tract, they turn to a gel-like substance and help our body to get rid of the waste which can cause cellulite. With high levels of vitamin B and zinc, these really are a superfood in the world of cellulite.

7. Blueberries


Blueberries have always been considered a superfood. They are also one of the most delicious berries on the planet. Strike that, make it food on the planet. Blueberries have a high concentration of anthocyanins.

This contributes to our health and wellness by enhancing our collagen matrix and at the same time, neutralizing enzymes which destroy our connective tissue. If our connective tissues are damaged, then it becomes easier for cellulite to break through and make its appearance.

Blueberries contain high levels of vitamin C and E. They are great as part of a healthy diet, and can help with weight loss and weight stability.

As a bonus, here’s an infographic with the very best drinks that fight cellulite.

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Natalie Bell