Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Bananas are a great energy source, and are high in skin-improving minerals like zinc. They’re also renowned for boosting blood flow because of the potassium they contain, which can help to prevent cellulite. Try chopping a large one into a fruit salad in the morning, or tucking in before exercise.
Bean sprouts are well known for their multiple health benefits. They are extremely low in calories, but contain a full set of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K), as well as essential folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. These combined help stimulate blood circulation and aid liver functioning, as well as improving the health of the skin.
If you’re looking to improve your skin and slim down, low-cal spinach is a good leaf to get to know. It is high in vitamin A, which can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite because it aids the production of collagen – a protein that strengthens, smoothies and plumps out the skin. Swap it in for lettuce in a salad, or throw a handful into a hot meal at dinnertime.
Low in calories and high in fiber, apples are an excellent way to supplement your diet. They are full of toxin-battling antioxidants and pectin – a gel-forming fiber that helps to detoxify the digestive tract. Great for tackling cellulite!
A build-up of fluid in the body can also trigger the onset of cellulite, no matter what age or size you are. Eating diuretic foods, like cucumber, can help to relieve water tension and remove toxins…
…And as a diet food favorite celery…
…And cranberry juice. Just make sure you go for a brand that has no added sugars in it, as sugary foods are a cellulite trigger.
If you’re looking for a quick fix body detox, try adding a few capfuls of apple cider vinegar to your meals. It acts as a digestive tonic, helping to slay off harmful bacteria in the intestines, flush out toxins and relieve water retention around the thighs and stomach – all of which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Taken in a tea, capsule or soup form, nettles are one of the most detoxifying dietary supplements out there. Not only are they packed full of antioxidants, but they also have an anti-inflammatory effect, calming skin complaints like eczema and acne, and aiding digestion. Meanwhile, their diuretic properties help to eliminate cellulite-triggering toxins from the body and prevent fluid retention.
Aside from aiding digestion, reducing swelling and helping to flush out excess fluids and toxins which can lead to cellulite, liquorice-y fennel also works wonders for the health of your skin and hair. Take it in tea form, or pick up a few roots for roasting from your local supermarket.
Lemons aid the restoration of the body’s acid-alkali balance, keeping your insides at a steady pH. This means that your body is better able to support healthy bacteria and assist the removal of toxins – which can lead to cellulite – in the body. Squeeze over a salad or drink with hot water to reap the benefits.
It might be a bit messy to prepare, but beetroot is well worth the effort if you want to smooth away cellulite. The purple root vegetable contains circulation-stimulating lycopene, which helps to reduce water retention, as well as potassium, vitamin E (which is essential for skin health), and collagen-boosting vitamin A. This makes it a powerful body cleanser, helping to eliminate toxins from the body and lower cholesterol at the same time.
Don’t overlook cabbage when you’re putting together your cellulite-busting diet plan. It’s a brilliant cleanser, and is naturally antiseptic, helping to flush out harmful toxins from the body. The potassium it contains can also relieve water retention.
Egg yolks might be high in cholesterol, but they’re also packed with detoxifying vitamins and minerals which can help to flush out excess waste from the body. The high levels of protein, too, assist proper cell function and aid repair. Just remember this mantra: boil or poach, but never fry.
Much like nettle, dandelion is often thought of as a liver tonic. It has diuretic properties, helping to rid the body of toxins and flush out excess fluids with a powerful cocktail of antioxidant vitamins and minerals (including vitamins A, C, D and D) as well as zinc, iron and potassium. You can take dandelion root as a supplement, or as a tea.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Our reason for wanting to bring this article to your attention is simple. As you can see, the article deals with 15 ways to burn fat. And by now you probably know that cellulite is defined as pockets of fat trapped beneath the skin and one way to, if not eliminate it completely certainly reduce it is through the systematic process of fat burning.
This article lays out a number of the ways you can go about doing that, providing you apply some or all of the methods. Hopefully by doing so you’ll have success in tackling your cellulite problem.
Improve your flab-burning metabolic rate and start losing weight fastDon't Diet
The Women's Health Diet isn't about eating less; it's about eating more—more nutrient-dense food, to crowd out the empty calories and keep you full all day. That's important, because restricting food will kill your metabolism. It sends a signal to your body that says, "I'm starving here!" And your body responds by slowing your metabolic rate to hold on to existing energy stores.
What's worse, if the food shortage (meaning, your crash diet) continues, you'll begin burning muscle tissue, which just gives your enemy, visceral fat, a greater advantage. Your metabolism slows further, and fat goes on to claim even more territory.Go to Bed Earlier
A study in Finland looked at sets of identical twins and discovered that in each set of siblings, the twin who slept less and was under more stress had more visceral fat.Eat More Protein
Your body needs protein to maintain lean muscle. In a 2006 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers argued that the current recommended daily intake for protein, 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, is woefully inadequate for anyone doing resistance training and recommend that women get between 0.54 and 1 gram per pound of body weight. (If you want to lose weight, use your goal body weight as your guide.)
Add a serving, like 3 ounces of lean meat, 2 tablespoons of nuts, or 8 ounces of low-fat yogurt, to every meal and snack. Plus, research shows that protein can up postmeal calorie burn by as much as 35 percent.Go Organic When You Can
Canadian researchers report that dieters with the most organochlorines (pollutants from pesticides, which are stored in fat cells) experience a greater-than-normal dip in metabolism as they lose weight, perhaps because the toxins interfere with the energy-burning process. In other words, pesticides make it harder to lose pounds.
Of course, it's not always easy to find—or afford—organic produce. But in general, conventionally grown items that you peel—avocado, grapefruit, bananas—are fine. But choose organic when buying celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, sweet bell peppers, spinach, kale and collard greens, cherries, potatoes, and imported grapes; they tend to have the highest levels of pesticides.Get Up, Stand Up
Whether you sit or stand at work may play as big a role in your waistline as your fitness routine. Missouri University researchers discovered that inactivity (4 hours or more) causes a near shut- down of an enzyme that controls fat and cholesterol metabolism. To keep this enzyme active and increase your fat-burning, break up long periods of downtime by standing up—for example, while talking on the phone.Drink Cold Water
German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that's 48 ounces) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year, with essentially zero additional effort. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature.Eat the Heat
It turns out that capsaicin, the compound that gives chile peppers their heat, can also fire up your metabolism. Eating about 1 tablespoon of chopped peppers (red or green) boosts your sympathetic nervous system (responsible for your fight-or-flight response), according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. The result: a temporary metabolism spike of about 23 percent. Stock up on chile peppers to add to salsas, and keep a jar of red-pepper flakes on hand for topping pizzas, pastas, and stir-fries.Rev Up in the Morning Eating breakfast jump-starts your metabolism so it's no accident that those who skip this meal are 41⁄2 times as likely to be obese. The heartier your first meal is, the better. In one study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology, volunteers who got 22 to 55 percent of their total calories at breakfast gained only 1.7 pounds on average over 4 years. While those who got zero to 11 percent gained nearly 3 pounds. Drink Coffee or Tea
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, so your daily java jolts can rev your metabolism by 5 to 8 percent—burning about 98 to 174 calories a day. A cup of brewed tea can raise your metabolism by 12 percent, according to one Japanese study. Researchers believe antioxidants called catechins in tea provide the boost.Fight Fat with Fiber
Research shows that some fiber can fire up your fat burn by as much as 30 percent. Studies find that those who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Aim for about 25 grams a day—the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables.Eat Iron-Rich Foods
Iron is essential for carrying the oxygen your muscles need to burn fat. Unless you restock your stores, you run the risk of low energy and a sagging metabolism. Shellfish, lean meats, beans, fortified cereals, and spinach are excellent sources.Get More Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for preserving muscle tissue. Get 90 percent of your recommended daily intake (400 IU) in a 3.5-ounce serving of salmon. Other good sources: tuna, fortified milk and cereal, and eggs.Drink Milk
There's some evidence that calcium deficiency, which is common in many women, may slow metabolism. Research shows that consuming calcium through dairy foods such as fat-free milk and low-fat yogurt may also reduce fat absorption from other foods.Eat Watermelon
The amino acid arginine, abundant in watermelon, might promote weight loss, according to the Journal of Nutrition. In a laboratory study, adding this amino acid to the diet of obese mice enhanced the oxidation of fat and glucose. Snack on watermelon and other arginine sources, such as seafood, nuts, and seeds, year-round.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Cellulite Causing Foods
It is essential if you are going to be successful in wining the war against cellulite you must be disciplined in what you not only should eat but what you shouldn't eat or ingest as a whole. Here's a list we've compiled of cellulite causing foods that women have found to be taboo.
What's the take away from this post? It's simply this, much of what we've been told about salt, sugar and processed foods is not new, but now there's an awareness as to what those things do to a female's skin, you should have some extra impetus to avoid them.
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Monday, February 2, 2015
...A British apparel company with claims that it is the perfect solution for women who have cellulite.
According to Proskins, their black gold-infused leggings visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and help the skin regain some of its youthful elasticity, the New York Daily News reported.
The company's website reads that the breakthrough technology uses gold particles that supposedly boost the production of hyaluronic acid that hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
The "anti-aging" stretchy pants that sell for 197.57 dollars also revitalize the skin by making it firmer.Source:
Thanks to medinda.net for this brief article. http://www.medindia.net/news/24-karat-gold-anti-aging-leggings-promises-to-offer-a-solution-for-cellulite-in-women-129240-1.htm#ixzz3QWH7uPUyHere is what the maker of the product says about it on Amazon.com: Product Description
From our range of anti-cellulite slimming apparel here is a stylish, sexy, modelling leggings, will help you to combat cellulite and firming your body also during an elegant evening, it is in fact lighter and more elegant than the anti-cellulite micro-massage model. You can wear it out at night, even going to a party. Why caffeine+vitamin E? The first to further increase the effect of reducing and firming thighs, buttock and hips; the second for the well known anti-oxidant properties against free radicals that are the cause of the aging of the skin. The treatment resists to about 10/15 washings. Image source: Amazon.com and Proskins,inc
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Hyaluronic acid can be a special sugar that happens naturally from the upper layers of the skin. Like collagen, its concentration also declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid plays an integral role in transporting nutrients to the skin cells, keeping them well nourished. Additionally, it removes toxins and also other unwanted elements, helping purify your skin. Another key role of the compound is to retain moisture throughout the skin preventing dehydration. This important ingredient can assist for oily and dry skin, restoring the correct balance and leaving the facial skin looking evenly toned and subtle.Hyaluronic acid is regarded as a humectant cosmetic product, meaning it may help to boost water content of the person’s skin. Applying several drops of the hyaluronic serum provides the effect of and helps to support the skin in a hydrated state, appear that much younger, and restores the skins smoothness and elasticity, and... The sexy leggings that supposedly uses Hyaluronic acid to reduce the effects of cellulite...