Cellulite refers to dimpled flesh that usually occurs on the thighs, buttocks, arms or belly. It is caused by fat and water deposits that burst through the connective tissue causing the uneven, cottage cheese like texture of the skin.
Besides fat and excess water retention, the build-up of toxins is also considered a major reason for the condition.
This means that the foundations of your cellulite treatment should consist of the proper diet, detoxification and laser targeted exercises that can tone the affected area. Here we will focus on the diet.
A proper anti-cellulite diet has many ways it can help, ranging from reducing fat, water retention and toxins, to providing the specific nutrients that are known to reduce cellulite. Among these nutrients are 3 minerals- Phosphorus, Selenium and Zinc.
Here’s how 3 minerals, Phosphorus, Selenium and Zinc, Can Help Your Cellulite:
Phosphorus has 2 main benefits for people with cellulite. First, it aids the repair of tissues and cells, making your connective tissue’s condition better, thus decreasing the bursts of fat and water, which, as we established earlier, are the main reason for cellulite.
Second, it is important for the carb and fat burning processes of your body, thus contributing to fat loss. A less straightforward way it helps is by improving your energy levels, which in terms might help you work out more efficiently.
The best sources of the mineral phosphorus are pumpkin seeds, fish (salmon), nuts, beef and pork.
The main anti-cellulite benefit of selenium comes from the fact that it is a potent anti-oxidant. As such it is a great way to fight the damages caused by toxins- a major reason for cellulite. The fact that it is an anti-oxidant also helps the connective tissue to remain youthful and toned due to its anti-aging effect.
Moreover, selenium is also known to stimulate the secretion of the thyroid hormone, which is essential for your metabolism. It is a great idea to combine selenium intake with vitamin E as they seem to work more efficiently together.
Rich sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, seafood, whole wheat bread, pork, beef and chicken.
Found everywhere in the body, zinc is one of the most vital minerals. Similarly to selenium and phosphorus, zinc is of key importance for the regeneration and growth of the cells in your tissue. It also has an anti-oxidative effect.
Furthermore, zinc is known improve the metabolic (fat burning) process of your body, thus providing you with more energy and less fats.
One last benefit connected to the reduction of cellulite is the balancing of blood sugar. When your blood sugar is not balanced it may peak rapidly causing the so called insulin spike. These spikes are known to provide a signal to your body that it needs to keep a hold of its fats. This alone can make getting rid of cellulite impossible.
Great sources of zinc include seafood, beef, lamb, spinach, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and cashew.
As you can see, 3 minerals, which are very abundant in your body, may very well boost your cellulite reducing efforts significantly. However, they are just that, a means of supplementing your efforts.
If you really want to get rid of cellulite you will have to stick to the 3 basic foundations – A healthy detox diet, a lifestyle that will limit your exposure to toxins, and the perfect cellulite reducing exercises.
For more information take a look at the 3 crucial steps that get rid of cellulite.
Good luck and remember that it’s never too early to look amazing, so don’t just bookmark this page and save it for the summer. Start carving that dream body of yours now!
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