How to Eliminate Excess Fluids in Under a Month

· November 14, 2014
Here are some natural remedies that, if you follow them everyday, will help you eliminate excess fluids in under a month.

Some people tend to retain more fluids than others, while others suffer from fluid retention at times due to being overweight, pregnancy, heat, menopause, or other factors. No matter what the cause, here are some natural remedies that, if followed daily, will help you eliminate excess fluids in under a month.

Grapefruit and Watermelon Juice

There are two great fruits that help you eliminate fluids: grapefruit and watermelon.

Grapefruit is a very effective fruit for preventing fluid retention and to eliminate excess fluids. It’s also very useful for people that want to cleanse their body, care for their liver, and lose weight, because grapefruits help dissolve fat.

Because of its high water content, watermelon is a great diuretic. Over 90% of its weight is water. It also only has 20 calories for every 100 grams.

  • Drink one to three natural juices with one of these two fruits a day without mixing themIf you want to sweeten it, do so with a little bit of stevia.

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watermelon to eliminate excess fluids

Onion Broth

You can find onions all year around, although in winter, you may enjoy hot soups more. Onions help eliminate excess fluids in the body.

  • Boil two or three onions in water for a half hour.
  • Consume the broth between meals or a half hour before eating. You can add a little bit of sea salt to season it.

Foot Baths to Eliminate Excess Fluids

If you have fluid accumulation in your feet and legs, you can also take foot baths with horsetail and rosemary. 

  • Boil a liter of water for 5 to 10 minutes with 2 tablespoons of horsetail and 2 tablespoons of rosemary.
  • Then, remove from the heat, let sit for 10 minutes, strain and add in a half tablespoon of salt.
  • When the liquid is lukewarm, you can soak your feet for 15 to 30 minutes.

Cold Showers for Your Legs

When you’re taking a shower, turn the temperature of the water down and then move the shower head up and down your legs, if possible.

When you dry off your legs, use a rough towel and massage your skin a little from bottom to top.

Eliminate Excess Fluids with Leg Massages

In addition, you can make an ointment for your legs that you can apply with a massage once you get out of the shower. Mix in a gel base, which can be your normal moisturizing cream, aloe gel,  or vegetable oil (almond, sesame, olive, etc.), and add a few drops of one or a few of the following essential oils:

  • Rosemary
  • Witch hazel
  • Horse-chestnut
  • Cypress

Gently massage your legs with this mixture, from bottom to top, while using circular motions.

Sleep with Your Feet Up

In order to prevent bad circulation in your legs and excess fluids in your feet, a very simple remedy consists of putting a pillow underneath your calves when you go to bed. 

You can also put your feet up a half an hour before going to bed by putting them on the wall, for example, in the shape of the letter “L.” You can do this last exercise during the day whenever you have some free time, especially if you spend the majority of your day sitting down or standing up.

 

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