Nutrition to fight cellulite

THE cellulitis, scientifically called Gynoid Lipodystrophy, is an inflammatory process that occurs in adipose cells, associated with changes in local circulation, promoting deformities in adipose and skin tissue.

THE cellulitis is classified into:

  • Grade I: hidden or predisposed phase and may be reversible.
  • Grade II: begins to be visible but reversible.
  • Grade III: more advanced but still treatable and may be reversible.
  • Grade IV: irreversible phase, when there is no response to treatment due to the accumulation of protein-rich lipids and fluid in the lower limbs, causing visual discomfort and even pain.

At causes of cellulite There are numerous: heredity, hormonal changes, lack of physical activity, smoking, poor eating habits and changes in circulatory processes.

Many professionals believe that the main cause of cellulite is related to the accumulation of waste substances in tissues, caused by an unbalanced diet rich in refined foods and poor in fruits, vegetables and vegetables.

The deposits of water, fat and impurities in some regions of the body give the appearance of cellulite, which is most evident when the skin is pressed.

This problem is more common in women due to the higher release of estrogen, accumulating more fat in the hips and thighs.

The best behaviors that should be adopted by the patient are related to changes in habits, such as proper nutrition and physical activity. The purpose of diet in this case is the reduction of adipose tissue, regulation of intestinal transit and decreased water retention.

Nutritional Recommendations

Such as cellulitis It is an inflammatory process, we must remove or decrease the consumption of foods that increase this inflammation, such as: trans fats, saturated fats (present in animal products), salt, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, treats, sugar and excess sweeteners.

THE cellulite diet It should be rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables and legumes. It is also important to replace refined carbohydrates with wholegrain. Insoluble fibers reduce intestinal transit time, lowering abdominal pressure and thus improve the circulatory system of the lower limbs, and do not favor the resorption of estrogen in active form.

Nutrients that are more specific in treatment and should have dietary sources present in the diet are vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin C, glutamine, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese and omega-3.

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