15 Possible Natural Diuretics

· January 12, 2015
If you have a problem retaining liquids, then you should definitely read our article to discover some possible natural diuretics.

If you have a problem with fluid retention, you should take advantage of the benefits of possible natural diuretics. This is an excellent option for those who are following a special diet as well. Read our article to discover some amazing possible natural diuretics!

What is fluid retention?

Its scientific name is edema and it’s the accumulation of fluids in the tissues. It’s not an independent illness, which means that it’s a clinical symptom of other conditions, like those related to the kidneys, heart, or digestive system.

If it’s really severe, the accumulated fluids could cause other disorders in several bodily functions.

A man with fluid retention.

Read more here: Natural Treatments for Fluid Retention

The swelling is most commonly produced in the feet and legs, called edema. It happens a lot in pregnant women and individuals who are overweight. It doesn’t cause any other pain. Pressing the affected area leaves distinct marks.

It could be caused by liver, kidney and heart disorders, poor thyroid functioning, and vitamin deficiencies.

What are some possible natural diuretics?

Watermelon

Watermelon contains a lot of water, which makes it a natural diuretic. At the same time, it offers lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

The amino acids in watermelon may help widen veins and help liquids flow better. This fruit is also alkalizing, detoxifying, and provides minerals. It promotes good intestinal health and helps remove toxins from the body.

Tomato

Tomatoes are formed by 90% water and have several antioxidants (vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, and lycopene). It may reduce your risk of free radicals that could damage blood vessel walls, causing inflammation and fluid release.

Tomatoes.Cucumber

Cucumber contains a lot of water, which makes it an excellent natural diuretic. It also has sulfur and silicon, two components that help the kidneys eliminate uric acid. This helps the body reduce fluid retention.

And if that weren’t enough, it contains ascorbic and caffeic acid, which add to the diuretic effect. Lastly, it’s a great source of potassium, which may reduce your chance of cramps in extremities.

Blueberry juice

This can also come from the fruit alone, but it’s better to squeeze the juice from them or buy the juice already squeezed. It has a great ability to treat urinary tract infections and is a diuretic that doesn’t destroy potassium while working to eliminate fluids.

This juice is an excellent antibiotic and may help keep the bladder in good condition. It’s also excellent for diabetics.

Carrots

Carrots provide the body with a lot of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Likewise, it may help detoxify the body, accelerate metabolism, and slow down vision problems related to lack of lubrication.

Chopped carrots.Eggplant

Eggplant has high water and flavonoid contents, which is why it not only helps eliminate retained fluids in the body, but it may also improve circulation. It’s advisable to drink eggplant juice after boiling it, or also consuming it raw and grated.

Artichoke

May help improve kidney function due to its caffeic acid and flavonoids, as well as its vitamins and minerals that have a diuretic effect. Cynarine may improve bile flow, thus helping eliminate fluid retention.

Celery

The seeds from this vegetable may help increase uric acid secretion and increase the amount of urine produced at the same time. This may help detoxify the body.

Discover: 7 Ways You Benefit from the 20-Day Celery Diet

You need to keep in mind that celery contains a lot of sodium, but this is counteracted by its potassium levels, which are also high but not harmful.

Grapes

Grapes have a lot of concentrated water and potassium, making them a potent natural diuretic. They also have fairly low sodium levels. They may help eliminate sodium through urine.

Grapes.

Asparagus

Asparagus contains asparagine, which makes it both a low-calorie food and an amino acid with a strong diuretic capacity. It may help treat pain caused by rheumatism, fluid retention (from pre-menstrual syndrome), and arthritis. Thanks to its fiber contents, it may effectively cleanse the intestines.

Lettuce

Enhances the flavor of salads and may also help assist the urinary processes due to its high water contents. It contains iron and magnesium, two minerals that may help empty fat cells.

Green tea

Green tea.

It’s frequently used in weight loss diets because it helps eliminates fat via urine. However, it’s advisable to consume no more than four cups a day due to its caffeine contents.

Oatmeal

Oats are a perfect breakfast food for the energy they provide, along with its silicon compound, which may make it a possible natural diuretic.

Parsley

Has fairly gentle diuretic properties, but may help wash toxins from the kidneys. It is better consumed raw and cut up.

Beets

Beet juice.

Beets may improve kidney and liver functions. They also provide iron, which cleanses fat deposits.

Photos courtesy of Keirsten Marie, Richard Riley, Corey Burger, robinmcnicoll, tribp, Market Manager.
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