Here’s another find for our series about Cellulite News From Around the World. Thanks to a fellow cellulite sleuth in the UK for bringing this article about cellulite and nutrition to our attention. It’s from the British version of the Times Online
The author answers a reader’s question about foods that help fight cellulite. Here are the three types of foods she recommends:
Daily servings of foods that contain lecithin to increase the strength of dermal cells. According to Howard Murad, author of The Cellulite Solution, eggs, soy, spinach, cauliflower, peanuts, iceberg lettuce, and apples all contain significant amounts of lecithin.
Lean sources of protein to help repair, strengthen and stimulate production of collagen and elastin. The author specifically mentions turkey, extra-lean meat, pulses, nuts or skimmed milk at every meal.
Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to “zap” dermal-cell and collagen-wrecking free radicals formed in the skin by stress, pollution and sun exposure.
I don’t know about you, but I find these types of recommendations less than satisfying –words like “generic” and “haphazard” come to mind.
I like that the author promotes food sources instead of supplements (check out this article for important information about soy lecithin supplements), but it still feels like she is a long way from uncovering the key to the elusive anti-cellulite diet. At the end of the article, she admits her advice boils down to a general “healthy-eating” style diet and that “this diet may” help with cellulite.
“The point is, it can’t do any harm,” she concludes. Not exactly the most convincing evidence, is it.
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