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9 recommendations to remove excess fluids

Although not considered as a disease, suffering from this problem is a sign that something is not right in our body , or may be due to horm...

Although not considered as a disease, suffering from this problem is a sign that something is not right in our body , or may be due to hormonal changes in the body such as pregnancy and menstruation.

Also known as edema, fluid retention consists of an accumulation of the same in the tissues, cavities and circulatory system, mainly of the extremities as the hands, legs and feet.

Depending on the severity with which it is present, it should be treated with medication. However, fluid retention can be alleviated and even eliminated with home remedies and a balanced diet.

 

How to remove excess fluids

9 recommendations to remove excess fluids

When ankle or hand swelling occurs due to fluid retention, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any serious conditions.

If it is not due to illness, it can be due to eating habits and a lifestyle that we must change:

1. Drink water

Many people think that the retention is due to excess water, however, it is caused by the lack of it.

Taking enough water helps eliminate excess fluids, therefore, it includes more water in your day to day life.

2. Consume less salt

9 recommendations to remove excess fluids

The salt is composed of sodium and chloride. Although sodium is necessary for our body, since it helps maintain fluid levels in the body, consuming it in excess generates an opposite effect, making us retain much more fluid than normal.

Try to consume less fried foods and junk food as well as reduce your salt intake at home.

3. Increases fiber intake

 

Add fruits, vegetables and high fiber cereals to your diet. Fiber aids in good digestion and this in turn is excellent for removing excess fluids .

4. Consume foods rich in magnesium

9 recommendations to remove excess fluids

Magnesium is excellent for eliminating fluid retention, especially that generated by premenstrual syndrome. It also helps strengthen bones and reduce blood glucose levels.

You can get magnesium in foods like:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Linseed
  • Whole Grains

5. Consume more potassium

Potassium is a mineral that helps metabolize carbohydrates and produce proteins. In addition to increasing urine production, it regulates sodium levels , generating considerable relief from fluid retention.

You can find it in foods like banana, tomatoes and avocado.

6. Reduce intake of carbohydrates and sugars

9 recommendations to remove excess fluids

Having a diet rich in processed carbohydrates and sugars causes a considerable increase in insulin and therefore, very high levels of blood glucose.

Insulin generates that the kidneys absorb much more sodium and consequently there is an extra absorption of liquids.

7. Consume vitamin B6

Known as a water-soluble vitamin, it is ideal for:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Form red blood cells and raise hemoglobin levels
  • Maintain stable blood glucose levels
  • Helping to better metabolize proteins

It is ideal for combating fluid retention generated by hormonal changes such as menstruation and pregnancy.

It can be found in foods such as:

  • Pistachios
  • Liver
  • Tuna
  • Garlic

8. Exercise

9 recommendations to remove excess fluidsExercise is essential to regulate all the functions of the body. With regard to fluid retention, it is an excellent way to combat it because, through sweat, large amounts of excess fluid are lost.

9. Ginger tea

Ginger is perfect as a natural diuretic. Among its infinite properties, it helps eliminate or reduce fluid retention.

Thus, it is ideal to consume it in food, salads or at its best: preparing a tea.

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