Top 10 Foods To Help With Water Retention
Picture this: you’re getting ready for an evening out after a long day at work. You put on the gorgeous, fitted outfit you chose this morning, but instead of feeling fabulous, you feel heavy and bloated and everything feels too tight. Sound familiar?
Bloating and puffiness caused by fluid retention can be physically uncomfortable, even painful. It can also have a negative impact on your self-confidence because when you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes or good about how you look, it can affect your self-image.
When you’re carrying excess water weight, the puffiness you feel is caused by too much fluid building up in your body’s tissues and cavities. It can be caused by a number of factors, often in combination:
- Health conditions
Water weight can affect anyone, but women are particularly prone to suffering from fluid retention because of the hormonal fluctuations caused by our menstrual cycles, pregnancy and the menopause.
There are some simple steps you can take to help get rid of water retention and restore your body’s natural water balance, such as eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise and taking THR-approved herbal water retention tablets.
The NHS recommends a diet low in sodium (salt) and rich in fresh fruit and vegetables. So Making a few simple (and delicious!) additions to your diet is a great place to start. Here are some of our favourite salt-free foods that can help you flush out that unwanted fluid.
The humble cucumber is packed with water and refreshingly cool to consume, it also contains caffeic acid, an antioxidant, that can help relieve water retention.
The average watermelon contains 92% water! Great, for helping you rehydrate and tasty, too! Additionally, it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B6, C, potassium and magnesium.
Celery is rich in potassium and magnesium, which helps to keep fluid levels balanced in your body.
A cup of ginger tea could help to reduce bloating and aid digestion. Ginger is well known for its effectiveness at clearing out harmful toxins in the body.
Add a slice of lemon to cool or hot water for a delicious and hydrating drink. It can aid digestion and ease a bloated tummy.
Eggs are high protein and contain the essential vitamins and minerals, Vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium. Make sure you don’t over-do egg dishes, as they could be binding and make your tummy feel worse.
Avocado can be used in so many different ways – as a butter substitute on toast, sliced in a salad or in soups. This versatile fruit is rich in fibre and very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, helping to keep your system running smoothly.
A lovely sweet treat, pineapple is high in Vitamin C and it has anti-inflammatory properties, to help ease puffiness and swelling. Enjoy it on its own, it a fruit salad or grilled!
Almonds are full of goodness! Packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Magnesium, they make for a tasty snack. I always keep a pack in my handbag for a healthy, emergency snack.
Apricots are rich in potassium and magnesium, which help the body to get rid of excess water. Add chopped apricot to natural yogurt for a deliciously healthy breakfast or eat whole, on-the-go.
Herbal Water Retention Tablets To Ease Fluid Build-Up
HRI Water Balance contains an active blend of uva-ursi leaf, buchu leaf and dandelion herbs, traditionally used to help relieve the discomfort and bloating caused by fluid retention.
HRI Water Balance carries the THR (Traditional Herbal Registration) symbol to guarantee the highest quality and safety in Europe, as approved by the government regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
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