Drains: 10 foods that help get rid of them
For relief without dieting, some vegetables and fruits are our friends thanks to their diuretic, purifying and digestive properties.
Does your body swell? You may be prone to water retention. the reasons ? Heat, hormonal fluctuations, excess salt, taking certain medications (progestins, corticosteroids, etc.) ... This excess water can be determined in the tissues ("pierced" fingers, swollen ankles, pockets under the eyes) or in general, with
this feeling The inconvenience of "bloating all over". When the phenomenon appears suddenly, you should consult your doctor that it is not a sign of an underlying disease (high blood pressure, heart failure or kidney failure, etc.). Otherwise, water retention can be reduced by moving more (ideally activities in water) and eating a varied and balanced diet.
Water retention: 4 tips to "deflate"
Potassium Boost: This mineral is essential for proper kidney function, and it reduces fluid retention by lowering sodium (salt) levels and increasing urine production. To put in your basket: asparagus, artichokes, cucumbers, fennel, peppers, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, leeks ...
Facilitate digestion: the slower it is, the greater the feeling of bloating. Priority: reduce food portions. And the use of some spices, seeds and aromatic herbs (dill, anise, caraway, cardamom, fennel, cumin, etc.).
Mild salt: Excess salt is one of the main causes of water retention because it "retains" water in the tissues. That's why we swell! And if we feel thirsty after eating a very salty dish, it is because our bodies need water to get rid of the excess sodium.
Tracking additives: Another good reason to go for industrial products (ready-to-eat meals, etc.) !), and a fortiori, in body tissues. Not to mention that all of these products exceed their salt rations.