Getting rid of cellulite is no easy affair for the thousands of women that have unsightly patches of cellulite on their thighs, hips and buttocks. Cellulite reduction treatments claim to break down the fatty tissue accumulation in these problem areas and improve circulation so that the body can stop storing fat and get rid of the toxins and waste tissues naturally. However, some experts say that the risk factor of developing cellulite increases with an inadequate diet.
According to Professional Beauty of the UK, cellulite can be the result of ongoing hormonal fluctuations where the body retains excess amounts of water and accumulates body fat on a regular basis. Many hormonal fluctuations related to pregnancy, the monthly menstrual cycle and even the shifts that occur while taking oral contraceptives can lead to the accumulation of toxic waste products in the body which can become 'stuck' in the tissues. Over time, this can lead to a number of side effects including tissue swelling and inflammation, but this process may also be the underlying cause of cellulite.
A recent report issued by Professional Beauty points out the importance of drinking water regularly to flush out toxins naturally and to eat a natural or whole-foods based diet that support the overall health of the body. Eating low alkaline and low acid foods is especially important for maintaining a healthy pH balance and metabolism.
The report lists a number of low-acid foods that need to be incorporated into every diet in order to reduce the risk of cellulite. Fruits and vegetables such as brussel sprouts, cauliflower, tangerines, tomatoes, raw celery, molasses, millet, green beans, cucumber and blackberries are considered to be 'alkaline ash foods' and may help control the amount of acid the body produces during the digestive process.
In addition to modifying the diet, the report encourages body brushing to stimulate the circulation and soaking in a mineral-rich salt bath at least once per week.