Don't Feed the Cellulite!

Lots of us, ladies, worry about cellulite. It can appear anywhere and suddenly and make one very uncomfortable with that body part. It’s not a good feeling to not be comfortable in one’s own skin. Some of us resort to surgery, mesotherapy, endermologie massages or creams and potions to improve the appearance of our cellulite. But what if you could reduce the appearance of the C-word through your diet?? I know it sounds impossible but you can drastically improve your body and whatever unsavory bit of cellulite with food. If you know me, you know I don’t advocate starvation! The dreaded word ‘diet’ (from the Greek diaita) really means manner of living. So how are you living?? And how is it affecting your body, mind, and cellulite??

Foods that make Cellulite worse

Sugar - this isn’t surprising.. it goes into your fat cells and makes them expand

Refined and Processed Foods - these are filled with chemicals and lacking in the nutrients your body needs. The chemicals are stored in your fat cells and in time, voila! Cellulite

Foods to improve your Cellulite

  1. Eat unprocessed, clean & nutritionally dense foods - lots and lots of fresh, organic, fruits and vegetables will enable your body to get rid of the toxins in your fat cells and in shrinking the fat cells, you will reduce your cellulite! **Aim for half your plate to be veggies.**

  2. Reduce or eliminate sugary foods - instead opt for fresh fruits like Pineapple. Pineapples help reduce cellulite! Make sure it is raw and unprocessed *if it comes in a jar or can/cup do not eat it* They contain an enzyme called Bromelain which decreases inflammation of connective tissues making skin appear smoother and stimulating your fat cells to release their fat for your body to use as energy! **Aim to eat ½ cup of Pineapple 3 times a day** or you can take a quality, 500 mg Bromelain supplement a day.

  3. Hydrate with fresh, purified water, herbal teas, fresh, raw vegetable juice. Avoid coffee as much as you can. **Aim to drink ½ your body weight in ounces a day**

  4. Swap refined, table salt for Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Sea Salt. This is essential for your good health! Refined (table) salt is extremely acidic and leaches minerals from your body. It is also very dehydrating which adds to the appearance of cellulite.

All it takes are some minor changes, here and there, and you will soon feel more energetic and confident and enjoy the beautifying effects of whole, real foods! Every cell in your body is born of the raw materials you eat and drink. Choose wisely!

Cellulite Seaweed Scrub

3 tbsp ground seaweed

¼ cup sea salt

¼ cup olive oil

1-2 drops Lemongrass essential oil

1-2 drops Rosemary essential oil

Shake well and store in mason jar. Massage this scrub, in circular motions, onto the dry skin before showering.

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Cleanest Fruits & Veggies

On Tuesday I wrote about the infamous “Dirty Dozen” - the list of most contaminated fruits and veggies. Today I will tell you about the “Clean Fifteen” - the least contaminated fruits and veggies. I do my best to go organic as often as I can, especially when I am making smoothies and juicing the fruits and veggies in question. I can actually taste the difference between organic and non-organic produce. I can taste the chemicals - it is an awful, bitter taste!! (you should see the face I’m making as I’m writing this!! Not pretty!) You could probably taste the difference too! And you will taste it even more once your body has been exorcised of all the unhealthy chemicals its been exposed to! That’s the wonderful thing about clean eating, your taste buds will reawaken and you will be able to enjoy so many more tastes and textures than you did before.. (and your body will be healthier and look way better; how does it get better than that?? ;))

Clean Fifteen

  1. Avocados

  2. Sweet Corn

  3. Pineapples

  4. Cabbage

  5. Sweet Peas (frozen)

  6. Onions

  7. Asparagus

  8. Mangoes

  9. Papayas

  10. Kiwis

  11. Eggplant

  12. Grapefruit

  13. Cantaloupe

  14. Cauliflower

  15. Sweet Potatoes

I can’t tell you how happy I am that Avocados are on this list(they were the cleanest, with only 1% of samples showing pesticides)! I live for these little guys! Sweet corn has other issues...most corn in the US is Genetically Modified so I avoid them. Pineapples (89% of samples had no pesticides) are my Go-To fruit when juicing, especially after the rare occasions when I have a steak. The enzymes in pineapples (raw, fresh pineapples) help break down the protein and makes digestion much easier. This is particularly important if your blood type is A, like me, or AB.

Aurea’s Super-Guacamole

3-4 ripe avocados, mashed

1 organic tomato, diced

1 small red onion, diced

1 handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped

2 organic limes, juiced

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp chlorella

2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper (*optional)

**Mix ingredients thoroughly and enjoy!

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