Eat Right and Avoid Cellulite … or at Least Lower the Risk of Developing It

Everyone is at risk for cellulite, but that does not mean everyone gets cellulite.
Cellulite. The very word makes many of us want to run, hide or at least reach for long pants. Cellulite develops when deposits of fat poke through connective tissue, resulting in a dimpled or uneven appearance. Cellulite can happen to anyone – male, female, young, old, heavy or thin (yes, even thin people can have cellulite), and it is hard to get rid of once it develops. Learning about cellulite can equip you with strategies to get rid of it, or at least improve its appearance. One way you can help reduce your chance of developing cellulite is to eat a healthy diet. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite because these foods contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that support healthy tissue and collagen production and protect cells from damage. Antioxidants can especially help because they protect against free radicals and other environmental pollutants that can damage cells and lead to cellulite formation. Include Lean Proteins. Add lean meats to your diet, including chicken and fish, to reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Avoid meats with a lot of fat, as consuming fat and other forms of connective tissue can increase the risk of developing cellulite. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of healthy protein. Keep Carbs Simple. Select unprocessed carbs and skip over foods like doughnuts, pastries, chips, pasta, and processed foods. Good carbs include whole grains, such as quinoa, oatmeal, beans and sweet potatoes. Don’t Forget (Healthy) Fats. It may sound strange that we are encouraging you to eat fat while talking about reducing your risk of developing cellulite, but healthy fats are good for you and can help to prevent cellulite. Include oily fish such as tuna or mackerel, flaxseed, and nuts. Healthy fats help to increase your blood circulation, which means better nutrient delivery for your cells. Get a Little Help. If you have cellulite, a healthy diet can still benefit you, but so can Thermage, a revolutionary skin-tightening procedure that can help improve the appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin and connective tissues below to pull skin smooth. Other options from Innovations Medical are also available to help reduce cellulite, such as Smart Lipo, which removes stubborn fat and induces the body’s collagen production response. Learn more about our cellulite reduction options by calling us at 214-643-8665.