Water retention is an unpleasant affection that occurs mostly during summer. When the body retains too much fluid in the tissues, the edema occurs in the hands and feet, but also the bloating sensation.
The main causes of water retention are quite varied: chronic hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, poor nutrition, stress, various allergies, high blood pressure, salt excess, certain kidney problems, and certain medications. Also, during pregnancy, water retention is a fairly common condition that disappears after birth.
Drinking a lot of water and diuretic foods, exercise and low-carb diets are the most effective solutions to get rid of water retention. Natural diuretics help eliminate toxins in the body, and exercise improve blood circulation that will finally lead to excess water elimination in the body.
Here are the most effective remedies to get rid of water retention:
1. Ginger Tea
Ginger makes wonders when it comes to health. It maintains the optimal level of potassium in the body, maintains kidney health and helps eliminate excess fluid in tissues.
Drink a cup of ginger tea every day and you will avoid any problem regarding water retention.
2. Parsley Juice
Have you tried parsley juice or parsley tea so far?
Parsley juice: Just put parsley leaves, water and lemon juice in the blender and mix. You’ll get the parsley juice.
Parsley tea: put parsley leaves in boiling water and let them infused for a few minutes. You’ll get parsley tea.
Consume 1-2 cups parsley juice or parsley tea a day. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid simple parsley juice. Also, people with kidney and bladder problems should consume parsley in moderation because it lowers the calcium level in the body.
3. Lemon Water
When you suffer from water retention, lemonade should not be absent from your house. Put cucumber slices in lemonade and the effects in treating water retention will be improved. In order to enhance the detoxification effect, you can add in your lemonade the following ingredients: ginger, turmeric, strawberries, watermelons, blueberries, currants, raspberries and oranges.
4. Cucumber Water
Cucumbers are rich in minerals that stimulate the kidneys to eliminate uric acid. Generally, foods that have a diuretic effect contain plenty of water, thus stimulating urine production and toxin removal.
The most effective way to use cucumber to combat water retention is to consume it with water. Cut the cucumber in slices and put them in water. Consume this water throughout the day.
Remember that water is the best solution for eliminating excess sodium in the body.