Cellulite is a woman’s nightmare and it is something that women want to get rid of regardless of their age and weight. There are claims that certain foods can fight cellulite but is this true or just another myth? Let’s find out.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a dreaded and embarrassing condition that affects the majority of post pubescent women in some way. The term refers to the dimpled appearance of skin, most often on thighs, hips and buttocks or other areas where there are large fat deposits. Cellulite is caused by uneven fat deposits just below the surface of the skin, which produce the dimpled, ‘cottage cheese’ effect. However, cellulite is not caused by fat alone, and even the thinnest of women often suffer from cellulite. It is in fact caused by the effect of fat and muscles connective tissue together. Having said this, excess fat definitely exacerbates the condition and makes the appearance more unsightly.
Why is Cellulite more common in women?
Below the skin there is a layer of tissue which is used to attach the skin to the muscle. In men this tissue has a diagonal or cross pattern, that is smooth and continuous. Unfortunately in women, this connective tissue runs vertically and as it is attached to the skin creates chambers that trap and squeeze fat to produce the dimpled effect.