What is cellulite?

The (PEFS) "dermo-ipodermo pannicolopatic edematic-fibre-sclerotic" and the term that distinguishes the classic cellulite linked to the alterations of the adipose tissue of the subcutis, prevalent aesthetic problem of the female sex linked to some body regions such as; Buttocks, thighs, knees.

PEFS is the correct name of the common cellulitis compared to that linked to inflammatory-infectious causes of acute-chronic pathologies of the subcutaneous adipose tissue.

Cellulite is therefore a problem linked to the accumulation of subcutaneous adipose tissue which from simple states of water retention gradually aggravates until fibrosis and then to tissue sclerosis.

Among the main causes of Cellulite we find:

Hormonal imbalances (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
Bad nutrition
Sedentary life
Hormonal causes
Genetic predisposition
Water retention and capillary fragility
Overweight and a poor diet are certainly among the main causes associated with Cellulite.

Which diet helps to fight Cellulite?

Food to be eliminated and limit their consumption are certainly:

Salt: Excess salt is one of the main causes of water retention, because it retains liquids in the tissues, disadvantaging their elimination. Many foods naturally contain sodium, so it is important to limit its use to the minimum along with obviously all foods that have an excessive amount such as: sausages, aged cheeses etc .. better favoring herbs and spices.

Refined carbohydrates: foods rich in high-calorie sugar such as sweets, sugary drinks, white flours, etc. they are the main cause of the sharp increase in blood insulin levels that favors water retention, so it is advisable to prefer complex ones (slow-release integrals).

Saturated fat: Contents in red meat and derivatives such as butter, palm oil, coconut etc.

Eliminate: Coffee, Smoke, Alcohol and Super Alcoholic.

Food to Favor:

Water: Proper hydration (at least 8 glasses a day) and one of the main aids for those suffering from water retention and to fight cellulite.

Fruits and vegetables (Alkaline food): Seasonal fruits and vegetables, besides being rich in water, are a source of vitamins and minerals as well as a good amount of fiber that helps a lot in draining excess fluids and nourishing the skin.

Extra-virgin olive oil: As a source of good fats, it is advisable to supply it against water retention in small quantities.

Whole grains: They too a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibers, as previously mentioned are preferable to those refined.

Soy and derivatives: A preferred alternative to milk and dairy products.

What supplements but also in the form of food can be allies to fight Cellulite?

Here are some:

Grape Seed Extract: Contain collagen and resveratrol trained against aging.

Green Tea: Powerful natural antioxidant, it is able to burn excess fat thanks to its thermogenic properties.

Pineapple: Thanks to a substance contained in it called bromelain, it is excellent for draining fluids with anti-inflammatory and anti-edema properties.

Vitamin C + E: Useful for the normal formation of collagen, as well as for the functioning of blood vessels, and therefore also of the microcirculation.

CLA: Lipid that contributes to the de-storage of fats favoring their use as energy source by the muscles.

Spirulina: Spirulina algae, and one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature, rich in plant proteins, minerals, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins. It is a very powerful antioxidant and tonic, fights free radicals, cleanses the body, combats high bad cholesterol, strengthens the immune system, prevents and fights skin diseases, osteoporosis and inflammation in general. This is why it is also useful in case of cellulite due to its draining, detoxifying and vasodilating properties.

Lymphatic drainage massages that promote lymphatic flow are also very useful.

Moreover, it is important not to follow low-calorie diets since they are harmful to health and lead to hormonal decreases, which slow down the metabolism, and consequently increase the cortisol known as "stress hormone" which promotes the accumulation of fat, one of the best allies of cellulite.

If nutrition as a visa plays a fundamental role in combating cellulite, healthy physical activity plays a not insignificant role given the multiple benefits that this brings to the health of our body.

Surely high-intensity sports are not recommended to fight cellulite, the reason? All high-intensity sports are not recommended because lactic acid is one of the main allies of cellulite because it has negative effects on tissue oxygenation and circulation. Exercises like running also do nothing but worsen the situation because it causes micro lesions due to the impact with the ground and can also contribute to the breakdown of lipid cell membranes.

So what are the ideal sports to fight Cellulite?

Being the main goal is to tone the muscles by increasing the lean mass, in addition to raising the metabolism, the weight room and an excellent ally against cellulite that performs these functions, but must be combined with aerobic activities medium / low intensity like fast walking, an exercise bike, steps that favor the disposal of lactic acid, the micro circulation and the oxygenation of tissues.

There are also several courses that help to combat cellulite like:

Water Gym
Hydro Biking
Nord Walking

Benefits of Water Workouts:

In addition to fighting cellulite, the exercises performed in water are very useful both to improve the cardiovascular system and to tone the legs, buttocks, abdominals, the part of the trunk and the upper limbs. Thanks to the principle of hydrodynamics, the body immersed in water weighs less, thanks to this principle helps avoid excessive stress on the joints, also encouraging a higher consumption of energy and calories that will allow you to reduce weight. For this reason, the workouts performed in the water are undoubtedly linked to their effectiveness against skin blemishes known as cellulite.