In the following, we will present 4 simple and natural treatments to remove all excess water accumulated in the body, so you’ll feel better again and inflammation will be reduced.
The food that will provide the most benefit to eliminate water retention is the onion. Onion is a medicinal plant used since ancient times thanks to its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful in treating liver inflammation.
In addition, this food hasn’t a severe impact on the body, so there will be no undesirable side effects. You have to consume the following onion soup daily during the treatment.
Another great advantage is that you can use sea water to obtain a really special taste. Not only that seawater is sodium-free, but also promotes the elimination of excess water accumulated in the body, which is why this product is used as a salt substitute in many recipes.
• 1 liter of water
• 3 large onions
• 1 cup of seawater
Cut the onions into slices and boil them in water for at least half an hour. When cooked, put the liquid aside. If you want, you can use a little lemon juice for extra flavor.
How you should serve this soup?
This soup should be consumed throughout the day, but you shouldn’t include it in your main meals. We advise you to consume it half an hour before serving your meal.
A grapefruit per day
Grapefruits are citrus with detoxifying properties having a beneficial effect on both the kidneys and liver. For this reason, we advise you eating one grapefruit every day during your 1 month treatment against water retention.
The ideal time to consume grapefruit is in the morning before breakfast, or in the evening after dinner and before bedtime. If you find the taste of this fruit too bitter, sweeten it with a little cinnamon and honey.
There are two herbs that can enhance the diuretic effect of this treatment: green tea and horsetail. The first plant can help the body eliminate the excess accumulated fat, has a slightly stimulating effect and can prevent cancer. The second is a natural diuretic that can reduce liver inflammation and thanks to its silica content can improve the hair, skin and nails health.
Both plants can be consumed as a tea, but if you don’t want to drink other liquids than the onion soup we’ve presented above, you can purchase them in pills or capsules form. We encourage you to confidently choose any of these options so that your 30 days treatment to be supported by a long-term diuretic effect.
Foods that aggravate water retention
In addition to simple treatment, you’ll need to avoid certain harmful foods that can affect the kidneys and may worsen water retention. Here they are:
• Salt (you can use a little sea salt when cooking, but avoid table salt)
• Cooked or roasted foods
• Canned foods
• Soft drinks
Treat your kidneys with heat
As mentioned above, the most important organs when it comes to combat water retention are the kidneys. Because renal health is closely linked to the body energy level, these twin organs are often affected by very low temperatures.
In this situation, the most common symptom is the onset of the lower back pain. But, whether you feel pain or not, try applying a little heat to your back, preferably in the evening, 15-30 minutes before bedtime. You can use a hot water bottle or a heating pad.