It doesn't matter if you're overweight or super skinny, chances are you have a bit of cellulite.

It's a common problem - in fact it affects between 80 and 98 per cent of women, according to experts.

And while there's no miracle cure, what you eat and drink can help to get rid of those pesky dimples, according to one nutritionist and weight loss expert.

From sipping chamomile tea to adding cayenne pepper to your meals, Lily Soutter talks FEMAIL Food&Drink through the top 10 foods we should all be eating if we want rid of our cellulite.


1. Capsicums

Move over oranges, and enter capsicums.

They are a seriously rich source of vitamin C, with just one cup providing us with three times our recommended daily intake.

Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite buster, as it is a critical nutrient involved within the formation of collagen.

By boosting collagen production, we can ultimately promote elasticity within the skin, whilst keeping things firm, taut and cellulite-free.

2. Green tea

Shedding those extra pounds can be effective for people aiming for smoother, dimple-free skin.

Drinking green tea alongside a healthy balanced diet may speed up your metabolism and even support weight loss.

There is also some research to show that antioxidants called catechins within green tea may help to reduce the breakdown of collagen.

To get maximum benefits from green tea, try steeping your teabag for five minutes.

3. Cayenne pepper

This spice has been shown to boost metabolism and circulation.

It is thought that a sluggish circulation may play a role in the formation of cellulite, making cayenne pepper a must try.

4. Salmon

Salmon is a rich source of essential fats called omega 3s.

These healthy fats have a structural effect and ensure fluidity and stability of all cell membranes within the body.

Oily fish can be a great addition to the diet to help prevent or reduce the appearance of cellulite.

5. Chamomile tea

Chronic stress dramatically increases adrenaline and cortisol hormones in the body, which have been shown to worsen the appearance of cellulite.

Try switching your daily coffee with calming chamomile and feel your stresses and maybe even your cellulite drift away...

6. Eggs

Since collagen is the most abundant protein within the body, eating enough protein is essential to provide you with all the building blocks you need for creating stronger and more elastic skin.

Eggs have the added benefit of being rich sources of the amino acids proline and lysine, which are important for the formation of all types of collagen.

7. Berries

These are seriously high in antioxidants, including vitamin C.

Powerful antioxidants hunt down free radicals produced by the effects of UV rays and pollution, which are known to damage collagen and contribute to the weakening of connective tissues.

8. Bone broth

This is simply a posh word for stock. But how many of us still make fresh stock at home over shop-bought cubes?

Bone broth is a source of collagen, but the verdict is still pending as to whether this actually translates to an increase in collagen within the body.

Still, there's no harm in trying this nutrient-rich concoction. Try using as a base for soups, stews, casseroles or simply drink as a warming beverage.

9. Flaxseeds

Also known as linseed, these are a rich source of lignins, which have shown to modulate oestrogen levels.

Lignins are a type of phytoestrogens, which can exert either a weak oestrogenic or anti-oestrogenic effect within the body.

One tablespoon of ground flaxseeds within the diet each day may have a positive knock-on effect not only on weight loss but also on the appearance of cellulite.

10. Broccoli

This vegetable is jam-packed full of vitamin C, which can help to boost collagen production. Broccoli is also rich in plant nutrients called indoles.

Studies have shown that indoles may increase the levels of oestrogen by-products within the urine.

This indicates that broccoli may support an efficient metabolism of oestrogen, which hypothetically may have a positive knock-on effect on minimising cellulite.