2. Lay off the salt. Keep your salt intake as low as possible as it encourages water weight and water retention. This can actually be harder than you think…most processed foods are loaded with salt!
On those occasions when you do use salt, use sea salt in place of iodized table salt. Sea salt contains more minerals and is less processed.
3. Eat more high water content foods. Staying hydrated is important. Did you know you can also increase your daily water intake by including lots of
high water content foods?
High water content foods are not only a good source of water but also provide key vitamins, minerals and natural fiber!
4. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages. These are NOT your best choices if you are trying to avoid or lose water weight.
The ingredients in alcohol, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks (including soda and sports drinks) have a diuretic effect on the body.
In other words, they’ll cause your body to excrete more water and risk becoming dehydrated, so enjoy them in reasonable amounts, but don’t count them as part of your daily water intake amount.
Tips To Reduce Water Retention:
Lemon or lime juice helps to alkalize the body and is great for digestion. It’s also known to be very effective for relieving symptoms of bloating, heartburn and constipation.
Dandelion tea is an effective natural diuretic…as are cranberries, celery, parsley, asparagus, artichoke, melon, watercress, apple cider, vinegar, coffee and other caffeinated beverages (in reasonable amounts).
5. Supplement with extra Vitamin B6 and Magnesium. Both Vitamin B6 and magnesium are known to be effective in helping to reduce water retention.
I recommend using a quality nutritional supplement like
Xtend Life’s Women’s Total Balance.
It’s a potent supplement that’s been formulated especially for a woman’s unique nutritional needs and is high in both B6 and Magnesium.
Here’s a few free, downloadable ebooks from Native Remedies on reducing water retention and/or how to avoid water retention that may help you too.
(You can read the PDFs in your browser or right click to download them).
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