Surprising Cellulite-Fighting Foods

Although there's no cure for cellulite, there are a variety of foods that contain ingredients thought to help decrease the appearance of cellulite thanks to their circulation-boosting properties. Consider adding the following to your grocery list...

Asparagus: Helps strengthen veins and capillaries and controls blood pressure. It's also a good source of vitamins A, B and C.

Bananas: A good booster for blood vessels and great for assisting in healthy circulation, they're also a good source of potassium, vitamin B6 and magnesium.

Broccoli: Contains alpha lipoic acid, which helps prevent the hardening of collagen caused by sugar. It's also a good source of selenium and calcium.

Citrus: All are excellent sources of vitamin C. Orange contain methoxylated bioflavonoids, which can improve circulation and strengthen capillaries.

Oily fish: Salmon, sardines, tuna, trout and bass are all low in fat and high in cellulite-fighting proteins and minerals. Also good sources of essential fatty acids.

Pears: A good detoxifier, pears can help reduce the effects of pollutants in the body, assisting the lymphatic system. A good source of fiber and potassium, too.

Pineapple: Has an anti-inflammatory action in the body that can help fight fluid retention and aid in the healing of damaged collagen fibers. A good source of vitamin C, as well.

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  • Anonymous
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    I read New Beauty to find out about scientifically legitimate beauty discoveries. This kind of article undermines my faith in the magazine. It's well documented that cellulite is caused by irregularly spaced strands of superficial fascia that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, enabling fat to push out between the strands. It is not retained fluids, and it is not inadequate circulation.

  • Judie
    Posted on

    Excellent nutritional information. Thank you.

  • Paula Young
    Posted on

    Cellulaze is a cure for cellulite, but some women just don't want to have a minimally-invasive procedure.

  • anonymously
    Posted on

    i eat those foods all the time. I guess thats why my cellulite isnt so drastic.

  • anonymous
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    Luckily those are some of my favorite foods! Obviously not eating enough of them!