Cellulite is a condition that may cause low self-esteem in those who have it. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can try anti-cellulite creams, like Life’s Butter. Or perhaps you want to take a natural approach and change your diet. Another way to reduce cellulite is by eating more gelatin.
What is Gelatin
It may not sound desirable, but gelatin is a protein that comes from animals, usually cows or pigs. You can find it in many beauty products, such as shampoos, facial masks and of course, in foods like Jell-o. Because produced by boiling skin, tendons and other body parts of an animal, it is not vegan or vegetarian friendly. So if you fall into one of these categories, this option of reducing cellulite isn’t for you.
How Can Gelatin Improve Cellulite?
Gelatin can promote the production of collagen, the protein found in our skin, tissues and is the foundation of our skin cells. It makes up a third of the human body so it’s important to keep it strong and elastic. Furthermore, with healthy collagen comes a reduction of cellulite, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
You can incorporate more gelatin into your diet in a few different ways.
First, you can make more bone broth, which is extremely high in gelatin. Try to add this as a side dish during dinner. You can make the bone broth, and then add vegetables, beans and other foods for a hearty soup.
Here is a basic recipe for bone broth. It is slightly labor intensive, but provides good flavor.
Another way to add more gelatin into your diet is by purchasing collagen peptides. It’s not quite gelatin, but they both have proteins made from amino acids. And they have equal benefits.
Collagen peptides can benefit your joints, skin, hair, nails and of course, strengthen your collagen. True collagen peptides come from pasture-raised, grass-fed animals. Peptides are much easier to incorporate into your diet than gelatin, as they’re liquid soluble. You can easily add a scoop into your orange juice, coffee or tea.
Of course, people get more creative and incorporate collagen peptides outside of their beverages. Some other ways to include it in your daily diet are:
- Add a scoop to your scrambled eggs
- Mix it into your guacamole (and then smear that on bread for avocado toast!)
- Add it to your baked goods
- Pour it in your smoothie bowls
Whether you use gelatin or collagen peptides, or better yet, both – you’ll notice a significant improvement in your cellulite thanks to the fact that it strengthens collagen. Try it along with the many other remedies and products we’ve shared to help reduce cellulite.