Healthy Inside, Radiant Outside
Sunflower seeds are chock-full of cellulite-busting nutrients. They are packed with vitamin E, potassium, and zinc. They are a good source of selenium, with one cup providing more than a third of the recommended daily intake. Furthermore, sunflower seeds a good source of vitamin B6, with one cup providing 31% of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin B6 is crucial for the proper absorption of zinc from the intestines, but it also has some cellulite fighting properties of its own:
First, it plays an important role in the metabolism of proteins and helps strengthen and repair connective tissue (weak connective tissue is one of the key factors that aggravate cellulite).
Second, it can act as a natural diuretic, thus eliminating excess water and bloating that make cellulite more visible. When incorporating sunflower seeds into your anti-cellulite diet, keep in mind that—regardless of all the great nutrients they contain—they should be consumed in moderation as they are high in calories.