Tips to increase the body's natural diuresis

Fluid retention is, along with abdominal swelling, one of the most common health problems that many women face every day. It is due to the fact that the body tends to retain a lot of fluids, since it does not have enough capacity to be able to eliminate them.

As a consequence, the legs, hands, belly and hips tend to swell, becoming for many a really annoying problem. Among its causes, we can find the follow-up of an inadequate diet, sedentary and underactive life, excess sugar or salt, hormonal problems and the consumption of certain medications (such as anxiolytics, contraceptives, antidepressants or corticosteroids).

At the time of increase the natural diuresis of our body, and prevent the retention of liquids, a very good option is to consume diuretic foods on the one hand, and on the other hand opt for a greater extent by the so-called natural diuretics (such as plants and herbs in infusion). There are also some basic tips to keep in mind:

  • Stay hydrated correctly. Although many doctors recommend drinking water when the body asks for it (but without waiting for it to be thirsty, since this would mean that we are dehydrated), it is best to drink between 7 to 8 glasses of water per day, divided by water mineral, natural juices, infusions and teas.
  • Eliminates or reduces the consumption of table salt. Did you know that most of the foods you eat each day already provide sufficient amounts of sodium, which are ultimately what your body needs to function properly? Remember that an excess of salt causes the appearance of fluid retention.
  • Opt for a healthy diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. They are the best diuretic foods, since they provide water and also other essential nutrients with diuretic capacity.

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