Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fight Cellulite the Natural Way.

Are those cellulite staring at you again? They tease you and taunt you to no end. They crunch up under your skin, forming milky ways up and down your thighs, your butt and even across your abdomen. Milky way may look magical, even spell-bounding up in the sky, splashed across the midnight canvas, but what are they doing on your skin?

What are they, anyway? They are deposits of fat that pushes up between the skin's dermal cells. But fret no, you can tame them, suggests UCLA professor, Howard Murad, M.D. with food. Yes, food!

Here are three favorites you can add to your grocery list:


Fresh cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chili powder or chili flakes. Spice your food with these "spicy" ladies. They are spicy because they contain a chemical, called capsaicin that can boost circulation and metabolism. They are notorious fat busters to boot. So blast the lumpy dimples with a dash of spice.


They make delicious orange julius. Or you can simply cut them into wedges and munch on them. What's the deal? They contain lecithin, which can help to strengthen skin cells,preventing the fat cells from making their appearance at the skin level.


Go nutty and your skin will be thankful. Nuts are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids which promote skin's elasticity. The more elastic your skin is, the smoother it gets. So, trade in your chips for some wholesome nuts...walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds...mix and match and enjoy!