6 Simple Ways to Reduce Water Retention

Excess fluid in the body causes edema, or water retention. Hands, feet, ankles, and legs can swell. Water retention has several causes, but here are some simple strategies to lessen it. 

The elements sodium and chloride make salt. Sodium helps maintain cell and body fluid equilibrium by binding with water. If you eat salty foods often, you may retain water. 

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Eat less salt

Important mineral: agnesium. It takes part in about 300 enzyme processes that keep the body running. Water retention can be reduced by eating more magnesium. Nutritional magnesium sources include nuts, whole grains, dark chocolate, and leafy greens.   

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Increase the amount of magnesium consumed each day

B6 is a family of vitamins. Vitamin B6 is needed to make red blood cells and perform other tasks. In premenstrual syndrome women, vitamin B6 reduces water retention. 

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Increase vitamin B6

Potassium sends signals to maintain physiological functions. Potassium helps the heart too. Potassium reduces salt and increases urine output to lessen water retention. Potassium-rich foods are bananas, avocados, and tomatoes. 

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Eat more foods rich in potassium

A plant called dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has been used for a long time in folk medicine as a natural way to make people pee more. This is a natural diuretic that can help you lose water by making you go to the bathroom more often. 

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Drink dandelion leaf juice

Sugar and processed grains (like white flour) are refined carbohydrates. Refined carbs raise blood sugar and insulin. High insulin levels increase renal sodium reabsorption, causing fluid retention.  

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Avoid eating a lot of Refined Carb

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