Dr. Oz Reveals Easy and Healthy Cellulite Reducing Tips
While there is no cure for cellulite, there are ways to reduce the bumpy cottage cheese-like appearance of fat cells on your legs and thighs states Dr. Oz as he introduces a how-to beauty segment on The Dr. Oz Show that will help women get their bodies in shape for their swimsuits this summer.
“We are tackling one of the biggest body complaints as you age—cellulite,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces health and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, a certified nutritionist and author of the popular beauty advice book The Beauty Detox Foods who says that the foods we eat can make a difference in how visible your cellulite is.
“Cellulite is so frustrating—it just doesn’t look good. And a lot of us think that we can’t do anything about it, that it’s just genetics. But the good news is that we can eat certain foods that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite,” says Ms. Snyder.
Dr. Oz explains that the cause of cellulite is that fat cells are pushing past the collagen layer that supports the skin and in effect are pressing directly against the skin and giving it a noticeable bumpy appearance known as cellulite rather than a smooth appearance if the fat cells stayed behind the collagen.
Ms. Snyder says that one of the answers to this problem is to strengthen your collagen layer by eating certain foods that detoxes the body and creates a healthier skin/collagen barrier to the fat cells. Examples of anti-cellulite detox foods include:
Anti-cellulite detox food #1: Cilantro―”This is an amazing anti-cellulite food because one of the reasons why fat cells are expanding is because of heavy metals and toxins in the body. What cilantro does is that it helps to chelate―it binds to the toxins―and helps escort them out,” says Ms. Snyder explaining that even though you may be dieting and counting your calories, that your fat cells will continue to expand if you are accumulating heavy metals and other toxins.
Anti-cellulite detox food #2: Oat groats―“Oat groats are the natural, completely unprocessed form [of oats]” says Ms. Snyder who explains that oat groats are not the same thing as the regular oatmeal that you buy at the store and serve for breakfast. She tells viewers that why oat groats works as an anti-cellulite detox food is that it helps cut down on inflammation that increases cellulite production. In addition, due to its high fiber content, oat groats also helps flush toxins out of the body that are being escorted out by detoxifying foods, rather than allow the toxins to be resorbed in the digestive tract.
Anti-cellulite detox food #3: Citrus fruits―”They [oranges, grapefruits and lemons] are great for treating cellulite because they are strengthening the collagen―all of this vitamin C is helping protect it so that the fat is not dimpling it,” says Ms. Snyder.
However, she also warns that when you eat citrus fruits with other foods is important when it comes to fighting cellulite.
“These fruits are basically composed of simple sugars and water that digested very quickly out of stomach and pass through the duodenum on top of the small intestine. But if you eat them after heavier foods, after a protein say for instance, they can get backed up in your system which can lead to slower digestion and bloating, which ultimately leads to toxicity and the cellulite that we do not want,” says Ms. Snyder.
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