Some clever tips to fight water retention and ... WIN!

by Shirley Marie Bradby

February 18, 2017

Some clever tips to fight water retention and ... WIN!

Many people, especially women, suffer from water retention, i.e., their body retains fluids abnormally, causing swelling, especially in areas such as the feet, ankles, and legs, which damages the circulatory system.
Water retention may also occur in people who are not very active physically or who have had to follow a particular medical regime or treatment for a long period of time.

Even if these situations are very important, there are also other factors that cause water retention, and today we would like to shed some light on these and give you some useful tips about how to fight water retention.


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Here are six situations that can cause water retention:

1) Excessive sodium intake if you usually maintain a diet of salty foods without drinking enough water to counteract them effectively;

2) Insufficient intake of magnesium as it is an essential mineral with regard to most functions of our body;

3) Insufficient intake of vitamin B6 as it is a vitamin that balances the quantity of water in our body;

4) Low potassium intake as it is essential for the proper functioning of the cells, organs, and tissues of the body and helps to balance the level of sodium in our bodies;

5) Dehydration because, if the body feels the lack of water, it will tend to put it aside and store it as a survival tactic.

6) Excessive intake of packaged foods because these foods often contain many artificial additives which in turn contain toxins that make the liver work harder.

But to effectively combat water retention you can consume plenty of spinach, dark chocolate, dried fruit, and yogurt (rich in magnesium), but also potatoes in their skins, chicken, pistachios and olive oil (rich in vitamin B6) and also cantaloupes, watermelon, and fruit in general (rich in potassium). In addition to these foods, another very effective remedy is tea made with parsley. In the following video, you will discover how to prepare...parsley tea!