Cellulite Fighting Foods #16: Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those herbs you'll find in many Mediterranean dishes, and yet it's an effective herb to use to fight cellulite. The herb is great for stimulating your cardiovascular system, as it helps to boost your circulation. Improved circulation means your skin is getting the nutrients it needs to produce collagen and elastin, the two proteins that prevent fat deposits beneath the skin from forming cellulite. Thanks to the ursolic acid in rosemary, the herb facilitates the production of collagen.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Source: ddmcdn.com[/caption] Rosemary also strengthens your capillaries--the tiny blood vessels beneath your skin--and it can help to detoxify your body. The rosmarinic acid in the herb is a polyphenol that protects your skin from damage caused by toxins and free radicals. To fight cellulite, it's time to start cooking with rosemary! Bonus benefits: Rosemary is an excellent source of calcium, Vitamin B6, and iron, as well as other antioxidant compounds. It is a digestive aid, a memory booster, and effective at protecting your brain from cellular degeneration.   Featured Image Source: coriolis-international.com Resources: http://healthiack.com/foods/25-top-anti-cellulite-foods , http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266370.php

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