Diuretic Foods that Cleanse Your Body

There are many healthy foods that naturally help your body eliminate liquids, resulting in an excellent way to balance your body.
Diuretic Foods that Cleanse Your Body
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Diuretic foods are very useful for people who want to lose weight because in many cases the extra pounds are simply the accumulation of excess liquids, which is what makes you look bloated.

However, keep in mind that if your diet is rich in diuretic foods, you must drink a lot of liquids to avoid dehydration. Next is a list of foods that can help you lose weight or avoid fluid retention.

The best diuretic foods


This delicious fruit contains a large quantity of water, which stimulates the elimination of liquids. It also contains a very good quantity of nutrients that are necessary in hydrating the body properly. Melon has the same properties as watermelon.

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Green tea

Green tea is highly recommended for eliminating accumulated liquids in the body because of its high amount of caffeine, although it’s less than what coffee contains.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps correct potassium levels, a mineral that’s altered the majority of the time by a very strict diuretic regimen.


Tomatoes have a large amount of compounds that are very beneficial for the body, especially Vitamin C. Eating tomatoes regularly helps the kidneys function well, thus enabling the body to eliminate fluids and toxins faster and more efficiently.


Parsley is used a lot for decoration on plates, but hardly anyone knows about the excellent diuretic effects that this herb has for people who suffer from fluid retention. The best way to consume parsley is by drinking infusions, preferably on an empty stomach or in the middle of the morning.


Its diuretic properties have been known for centuries. Today, it is known for these benefits as well as its ability to help the kidneys function well and its high amount of nutrients that are very useful for staying healthy.


Asparagus has a large amount of compounds that enable the kidneys to work well. This helps your body to eliminate excess liquids, which may be affecting your health.


Cranberries help prevent urinary infections that are very common in women. They do this by eliminating toxins frequently; microorganisms that are bad for your health don’t accumulate or multiply. It is also very important to know that it is one of the best antioxidants there is.

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This great food is very well-known for its use in cholesterol reduction and control. It’s also very helpful in reducing edemas caused by the accumulation of liquids. This is due to a compound called silicon dioxide.

Diuretic foods

As you can see, there is a large variety of food that can help you eliminate liquids from your body. You can choose the foods that you like most or combine a few of them and choose one every day. By doing this, you can keep your body healthy and at an ideal weight instead of doing extreme diets that can seriously affect your health.

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