Natural diuretics that will help you
No matter how conscientious you are about what you eat and drink, every once in a while the body ends up retaining extra fluid that will cause harm in the long run.
While it is said to be more prevalent in older people, experts say that a rising number of adults are also reporting this problem.
Put simply, this so-called excess fluid chiefly comprises sodium and water, which in excess can lead to a host of medical problems.
This is where diuretics step in and assist the body in removing excess fluid.
Diuretics work by assisting the kidneys to eliminate extra sodium into your urine. When this takes place, your body is also working at removing away the extra water.
Here are some healthy options:
Simply add some lemon drops to your water and see how it works. Lemons contain several healing qualities and are also said to lower high blood pressure.
Ginger is another effective food that works as a natural diuretic. Either eat it raw, add to a salad or put a few bits into a cup of tea. It helps the body get rid of excess fluid and flushes out toxins.
As surprising as it sounds, cabbage is a great diuretic. Not only is it great for your heart, the vegetable works well by removing excess sodium from the body.
Pack your diet with tomatoes if your body has been retaining fluid off late. However, make sure that you eat them raw or have them in a juice form. Tomatoes contain lycopene — an antioxidant that helps battle heart disease.
Cleanse your body of excess fluid by regularly consuming garlic either in your food or in a powder form.
Cucumbers are also effective diuretics and hydrate your body thanks to their water content. Packed with minerals and antioxidants, they flush out excess fluid. Times of India