In the fight against cellulite, the most important is a healthy diet with plenty of fruit, but it must not forget the vegetables. Vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the establishment and strengthening of connective tissue.
Diet based on vegetables, combined with a lower intake of sugars (simple carbohydrates), ie higher protein intake and water, helps in the establishment of normal levels of estrogen in the blood and normalization of blood sugar, which are also important factors against cellulite.
Remember that in the fight against cellulite, and unwanted weight, you need to permanently change eating habits. Fundamental change in diet can certainly help your connective tissue to be stronger and the ugly bumps on the skin of the buttocks and thighs to be reduced.
Fresh vegetables contain more vitamin C than some fruits. Given that vitamin C plays a major role in the establishment and strengthening of connective tissue, the best thing to do with the desire for smooth skin on the body’s daily menu is to include vegetables in your meals, especially fresh.
Let salad of fresh vegetables become part of yours everyday life, also try to include cooked vegetables in your lunch and dinner. Fresh spinach, red peppers, broccoli, kale, sprouts and parsley are truly vitamin C “bombs”.
On connective tissue strengthening affect certain amino acids and selenium, which are also found in many fruits and vegetables. Potassium, in turn, helps against fluid retention and harmful substances in the cells, and among the vegetables that are rich in potassium are tomatoes, cauliflower and asparagus.
We present you the vegetables that are the best 3 when it comes to fighting cellulite.
This is one of the oldest vegetables and is one of the most nutritious and healthiest types, ideal against cellulite. Contains potassium, vitamin C and E and beta carotene. Sweet potato is number one among the vegetables in improving circulation and elimination of toxins, it is actually two most important things when you want to remove the cellulite.
Broccoli is a great fighter against cellulite because of three reasons. First, broccoli contains alpha lipoic acid, which helps to prevent hardening of collagen. Second, broccoli is a concentrated source of vitamin C and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. And third, it is one of the best sources of calcium among foods that are not milk, making it a great fighter against cellulite.
Brussels sprouts are excellent in the fight against cellulite. Despite the large amount of vitamin C they contain material which is called indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which once inserted into the body through food, it turns into di-indolyl methane (DIM), which helps the enzymes in the liver to block the production of 16-OH estrogen, which is responsible for the deterioration of collagen.
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When you cook the vegetables, be sure to cook on lower heat, with less water or on steam. That way you save more vitamins in it. When you get bored with all that heavy meals or simply want to make something that can be stored easily, while being nutritious and tasty, then try to make this red lentil soup. The fact that it can be easily found in healthy food stores and a few supermarket, tells us that we should incorporate this food in our menu at least several times a month. It will take you about half an hour, and one serving has only 250 calories!
- 1 cup red lentil
- 1 onion
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1 carrot
- half tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 spoon of peeled tomato
- salt and pepper
- About 1 liter of water
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of butter
In a deeper pot sauté the chopped onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Slowly add the flour and mix it and be careful not to create lumps. Immediately add the tablespoon of peeled tomato, and then the previously chopped carrots. After a few minutes, pour the well-washed cup of red lentil and boil them for few more minutes.
Pour one liter of boiling water, put the lid over the pan and leave it to cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Once the soup is cooked, mix it with a hand blender or mash with a metal strainer. It is essential that all the ingredients are cooked into a porridge. Allow to cook a little and add another cup of water if the mixture is very thick. Melt the butter in a small pan with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and add it to the soup with constant stirring.
Serve your soup in a deeper small bowl, put croutons on the top and serve it on a plate next to a slice of lemon and add a few drops of lemon juice.
As with all types of lentil, red lentil is rich in numerous vitamins. This plant is very rich in proteins, and is therefore recommended as a meal because it is quite nutritious. Let your menu be varied, healthy and tasty. A soup like this will tickle your senses and it will make you feel good and satisfied.