Does Soda Cause Cellulite?

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If you are a big fan of soda pop, then you know absolutely tantalizing it is to taste the awesome mixture of sweet fizzy bubbles. It is a refreshing drink and can be a tad addictive, especially when it comes to that special soda that we absolutely have to have.

Well those of you who are here probably want to find out if soda, the drink that we love, is responsible for the totally awful skin condition, cellulite.

Millions of women are afflicted with what is known as cellulite. It is where fat pockets cause the skin to bulge and this result in sections of the body looking lumpy and not very attractive. So is our beloved soda a major contributor to this ugly and disgusting cellulite?

Does Drinking Soda Cause Cellulite?

It is said that soda is one of the main culprits that causes cellulite. With so many other things responsible for this skin on the body, I can safely say that having a can of soda is not one of them. You will find that those who perpetuate the myth will often say that the sodium levels in soda is one of the reasons why the fats cells in the body swell and cause the dimpling effect. There was another school of thought that those little fizzy bubble would somehow end up under the skin and cause the lumpiness all over the body from the legs, arms, stomach and butt!. All of this is ridiculous reasoning and soda on its own can’t cause cellulite.

Does Diet Soda Cause Cellulite?

A Can of Diet Coca Cola
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Interestingly, there seems to be another myth going around that diet soda is another reason why you see cellulite on your body. Just as soda does not cause cellulite, the same can be said about diet soda. The sodium levels or the things that make diet soda; “diet soda” all do not contribute to the look and development of cellulite.

So to answer the burning question, soda does not cause cellulite! That is good news for all you soda drinkers out there, HOWEVER, if you find that you have cellulite on your body and you want to get rid of it, then you are definitely going to have to eliminate it from your diet.

Cut Out Soda If You Have Cellulite & Want to Get Rid of It

Yes I did say that if you have cellulite and you want to get rid of it, then you definitely need to stop drinking soda. Eliminating soda is part of an overall anti-cellulite diet, which you will need to adopt, especially if you want to tackle those ugly dimples on your body.

Where soda is bad for you is that it is nothing but empty calories and tons of sugar. If you are drinking this on a regular basis and not working out, you will find that you will over time gain weight. It has been well documented that the rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic ((Institute of Medicine. Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2012.)). The more weight that you put on, is the more cellulite shows. This is why it is a good idea to cut out of your diet, especially if you want to tackle gross cellulite.

Also, you will find that a lot of people who drink soda also consume very little water. Water is important to reducing the look of cellulite, simply because it is effective in flushing the body of toxins. Toxins if not removed, will infiltrate the fatty tissues of the body and cause them to become enlarged. These enlarged fat cells then weaken the connective tissue and the end result is our uninvited neighbor, cellulite.

So as much as we all love soda pop, it is a pretty good idea to reduce the amount that you drink or cut it out of your diet completely if you want to reduce the look of cellulite on your body.


1 thought on “Does Soda Cause Cellulite?”

  1. Cellulite can cause many problems with self-image and self-esteem, causing women (and some men) to avoid bathing suits, shorts and other revealing attire, even in the hottest weather. Losing weight is not always a solution to the cellulite problem even after those extra pounds have been shed cellulite can remain.

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