My older sister swears she shed her cellulite when she gave up dairy. Does this really work?
Yes! Dairy products are a major cellulite culprit. That’s because they contains casein, a hard-to-digest protein molecule that gets stuck in lymph node ducts and creates a backup of the lymphatic fluids that carry waste out of the body. As a result, toxin-laden fluid builds up in adipose tissue and weaken the connective tissue, which is tasked with keeping fat cells from bulging against the skin. But as your sister discovered, giving up dairy can restore lymphatic circulation so dimple-causing waste can be eliminated.
If you enjoy dairy too much to give it up, take heart: You can reduce cellulite by drinking 1 oz. of unsweetened cranberry juice with 7 oz. of water four to eight times a day. The juice’s flavonoids break down lymphatic waste so it can be flushed from the body.