Water retention - simple solutions to combat it!

Water retention - simple solutions to combat it!

By avatarScarlat

Do your feet feel like water-sponges? Are they swollen and especially missed on hot days? The fault may be water retention. Do not worry! I found some remedies for you.

While diuretics are necessary in some medical conditions, simple remedies that you can do - diet modification, herbal teas and a long walk several times a week - may offer you all the help you need.

Fight against water with water!

It might sound strange, but larger water consumption could solve the problem of fluid retention. If you are dehydrated, the body stores water to cope with the "drought" period it sees. Also, when you drink more water, you will eliminate more salt from the body.

Adjust the sodium-potassium balance!

Eat less salt!  Much of the salt we eat comes from processed foods such as soups, sauces, snacks, and even bread bought from the store. Choose, instead, unprocessed foods such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains. If you can, prepare your own bread. When you eat, however, processed foods, try to buy the labels labeled "low salt" or "low sodium".

Consume more potassium! This mineral does not act directly as a diuretic, but sodium-potassium balance is essential for regulating body fluids. The vast majority of people consume too little potassium and too much sodium. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables that are rich in potassium, such as bananas, avocados or oranges. Potassium is also present in large quantities in beef, poultry, milk or yogurt.

Removes liquids in the natural way! 

Drink two, three cups of dandelion tea every day. Dandelions are a natural diuretic, allowing the kidneys to remove more water and, moreover, is an excellent source of potassium. Corn silk is a moderate diuretic, perhaps because it has a high potassium content. Put a teaspoon of dry corn silk (you find it in the cloak) in cold water. Put it boiled for two or three minutes before squeezing it. Drink a cup several times a day!

Parsley is a powerful diuretic

Easy to pick and good to taste, parsley can be eaten as a tea or as such in food. It filters urine in the kidneys and prevents the formation of kidney stones. Being a powerful diuretic, the plant eliminates excess water from tissues.It also contains substances that can easily dilate urine, to easily remove small stones. To prepare parsley tea you need a crushed connection to one liter of water, which you boil for ten minutes. For optimum results, you have cured parsley tea for at least three weeks.

Mint tea

It is known because it favors fat loss and burning by detoxifying the body and eliminating water retention.

Limit inflammation! 

Do a lot of sports to improve the swelling of the legs, which is a common occurrence of fluid retention. Because gravity pulls water down, your ankles may swell, especially at the end of the day. If you are doing exercises to work your thigh muscles, several liquids are pumped from your feet through the blood vessels. Try to do at least 20-30 minutes of jogging, cycling or other exercises for your feet a day.

If you have the legs and legs swollen when you get home from work, sit on the couch and put your feet higher than your heart. The excess of accumulated liquids will find its way back into the bloodstream, it will reach the kidneys and it will be eliminated. Keep this position for an hour or two if possible.

Importantly, these teas that help you remove water from the body do not drink in the evening!

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