Nat­u­ral di­uret­ics that will help you

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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

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