When it comes to the visible signs of aging, we have some good news for you...and some bad news. The bad news is that where those signs of aging occur isn't just limited to your face, but the good news is this-you're not defenseless. Let us explain, shall we? As our bodies age, we begin to see changes that we may not be so excited about; these changes can include the loss of muscle tone in conjunction with the addition of body fat, particularly in the abdominal area, on the legs and on the arms. This excess body fat can be directly attributed to two factors:
- The loss of insulin sensitivity
- The elevation of cortisol levels in conjunction with a decrease in the life of youth hormones, testosterone, estrogen, human growth hormone and more
Since swings in blood sugar can cause the storage of fat and a breakdown of muscle tissue, it's crucial that we take steps to prevent this from happening. That's where the good news in all of this enters the picture (we promised it was coming!)
What you eat can make a difference in the appearance of cellulite.
Ideally, making anti-inflammatory foods the basis of your daily diet will help ensure lower body fat, better maintenance of muscle mass and more healthy, radiant-looking skin. You've likely heard about our Three-Tiered Solution many times by now. Yep, the one that includes targeted nutritional supplements, topical antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory diet that minimizes sugary, starchy foods in favor of the following:
- Fatty cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, all of which are rich in protein, DMAE and Omega-3 fatty acids
- Colorful fruits, especially blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe
- Non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cabbage, leafy greens, artichokes, asparagus, onion and red-yellow peppers
- Healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocado
These foods act as natural anti-inflammatories to help maintain normal levels of insulin and blood sugar. Most importantly though, avoiding starchy, sugary foods and beverages-as well as those containing high-fructose corn syrup, which increases your appetite and converts to fat more rapidly than any other sugar-is key.
Speaking of beverages, what exactly should you be drinking?
The answer is a simple one-water. Lots and lots of pure, non-carbonated spring water (6-8 glasses daily). For added nutritional and health benefits, add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice to your cup. Not only is lemon rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, but it also acts as a natural diuretic to help your body shed excess water. Oh, and let's not forget about its skills as a natural detoxifying agent, which many experts believe can help eliminate the lumpy, bumpy appearance of cellulite.
Of course, a little extra help in the form of topical skincare can’t hurt.
Regularly applying topical treatments containing DMAE—like Cold Plasma Body—has been shown to decrease the appearance of cellulite on the legs, thighs and upper arms. As an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, nutrient-like substance that occurs naturally in our bodies, DMAE-rich lotions can help give skin a healthier, smoother appearance in almost no time—often in as a little as 10 to 15 minutes.