The anti-cellulite diet

Thin and with cellulite? It can happen, if you make a diet that does not take into account some essential factors, such as increasing diuresis and improving circulation.


Hydrating the body is the first step to fighting cellulite. The ideal consumption is about 2 liters per day. What type of water to prefer? Those oligomineral or mineralized in a mild way.

And you should never wait to feel the stimulus of thirst to drink, but get used to quenching your thirst often.


The main allies of good health, vegetables must never be missing from the table. Fresh, seasonal, varied, they can be consumed without any restrictions.

Checkmate cellulite with vegetables richest in ascorbic acid, i.e. vitamin C, which acts as a protective of the capillaries and therefore of microcirculation.

These are lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, dandelion, broccoli and broccoli, peppers and cabbage. Indicated more specifically to eliminate water and toxins, instead, cucumbers, fennel, artichokes.


Source of vitamin C are all citrus fruits, pineapple, kiwi and cherries but, for a real “cure”, do not miss berries and in particular blueberries, indicated to promote blood circulation and fight venous stasis.

Diuretic effects are obtained from watermelon, melon, strawberries and peaches.

Fruit should be eaten fresh or blended, centrifuged are fine but fibers are lost, useful for good intestinal transit (constipation is one of the causes that determine the appearance of cellulite).

Draining action

Some foods contain potassium, able to counteract the effects of sodium that promotes cellulite by inducing water retention.

Natural casket of potassium are legumes such as peas and white beans.

However, some foods rich in potassium are very caloric and should therefore be consumed in moderation. These include, for example, dates, raisins and almonds, which can enrich fruit salads with fresh fruit.


Precisely because salt should be avoided, learn to flavor dishes with chopped aromatic herbs (basil, parsley, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, etc.) and lemon juice.

Extra virgin olive oil is used raw and in moderation. No to all ready-made sauces, to be replaced if desired with quality natural yogurt.

What proteins?

The fish has no contraindications as long as it is not fried but cooked in the oven, steamed or boiled.

White chicken and turkey meats are also good (fresh product: those preserved are never “light” as far as salt is concerned) and fresh cheeses such as ricotta.

Limit red meats and aged cheeses, always because they contain high doses of salt. Excellent legume proteins, to be consumed preferably fresh when it is in season.

Help from plants

Insufficient microcirculation in the lower limbs can cause edema and consequent cellulite.

The extract of this tropical plant improves capillary venous circulation. Products based on horse chestnut and Blueberry are also doing well .

Foods Nutritional values  Beneficial effect
Lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli and broccoli, peppers, cabbage, citrus fruits, pineapples, kiwis, cherries Rich in vitamin C Protective effect of the capillaries and therefore of the microcirculation
Cucumbers, fennel, artichokes Rich in vitamins and mineral salts Draining effect, they help eliminate water and toxins
Blueberries and berries Rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins They promote blood circulation and help fight venous stasis.
Watermelon, melon, strawberries and peaches Rich in vitamins and mineral salts effect
Legumes (peas, white beans, etc.), dates, raisins, almonds Rich in potassium Draining effect (counteract the effects of sodium)

Joycelyn Elders is the author and creator of EmpowerEssence, a health and wellness blog. Elders is a respected public health advocate and pediatrician dedicated to promoting general health and well-being.

The blog covers a wide range of topics related to health and wellness, with articles organized into several categories.

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