Fight Fluid Retention with These 5 Delicious Diuretic Smoothies

02 October, 2020
The following smoothies contain ingredients with a high water content. Therefore, they have a diuretic effect that could help relieve fluid retention.

In this article, we want to share five interesting diuretic smoothie recipes to eliminate fluid retention. Feel free to prepare them when you have this problem because they’ll not only bring you relief but will be delicious.

Fluid retention is an inflammatory disorder that develops when your body can’t get rid of the fluid that builds up in its tissues.

It’s not a disease, but it can be a symptom of some disorders that compromise your renal, cardiovascular, and joint health. It’s characterized by a noticeable swelling of the extremities, which is almost always accompanied by an uncomfortable sensation of heaviness or tingling.

Fluid retention is very common among people who lead sedentary lifestyles, but it can also appear due to hormonal changes, excessive consumption of salt, and being overweight. Although it sometimes requires professional intervention, most of the time it can be treated naturally.

One of the ways to fight fluid retention is by consuming diuretic smoothies that, thanks to their combination of ingredients, promote the reduction of inflammation and relief for this condition..

1. Cantaloupe and apple smoothie

Both cantaloupe and apples contain diuretic compounds that reduce inflammation in the tissues and balance your fluid levels. Combined with the nutrients in chia seeds and kiwi fruit, this smoothie will help your body control fluid retention.

Cantaloupe apple smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis.
  • 1 apple.
  • 2 melon slices.
  • 1/2 a glass of water (100 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g).

Preparation

  • First, add all the ingredients to your blender (except the chia seeds). Blend until you have a homogeneous mixture.
  • Serve fresh, add the tablespoon of chia seeds.
  • Drink in moderation.

2. Pineapple and green tea smoothie

Pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain that is a diuretic. On the other hand, green tea is a very popular drink due to its diuretic effects. Together, they constitute an adequate drink to fight fluid retention.

Ingredients

  • 5 strawberries.
  • 2 pineapple slices.
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seed (10 g).
  • 1/2 a cup of green tea (100 ml).

Preparation

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Bend until you have a homogeneous mixture.

3. Cucumber and parsley smoothie

Parsley cucumber smoothie.

Cucumber is made up of 90% water, making it one of the best diuretics to fight fluid retention. When you combine it with celery, you create a very refreshing smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a cucumber.
  • 5 sprigs of parsley.
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml).

Preparation

  • Firstly, chop the cucumber and add it to the blender along with the parsley and the glass of water.
  • Then blend until you get a homogeneous, smooth beverage and drink it.

4. Pineapple and grapefruit smoothie

Pineapple and grapefruit are low-calorie fruits that can help reduce fluid retention and excess weight due to the water they contain.

Ingredients

  • 3 pineapple slices.
  • The juice from 2 grapefruits.
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g).
  • 1/2 a glass of water (100 ml).

Preparation

  • Chop the pineapple slices and add them to the blender along with the chia seeds and the juice from two grapefruits.
  • Add the half a glass of water and blend until you get a homogeneous drink.

Discover: 6 Benefits of Pineapple Water for Your Health

5. Papaya and pineapple smoothie

Papaya pineapple smoothie.

This natural pineapple papaya drink isn’t just a natural remedy for fluid retention. It’s also a great way to support your digestive and intestinal health. Both ingredients contain natural enzymes that fight inflammation and difficult digestion. Drinking this smoothie improves the microbial flora of your intestines and reduces your risk of inflammatory diseases.

Ingredients

  • 3 papaya slices.
  • 2 pineapple slices.
  • 1 cup of water (200 g).
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seed (10 g).

Preparation

  • Remove the seeds from the papaya, slice it into chunks, and add it to the blender along with the pineapple, flax seed, and glass of water.
  • Blend everything for a few minutes and drink it fresh, without straining.

Enjoy these diuretic smoothies!

Remember that, in addition to drinking these diuretic smoothies, you should also try to maintain good lifestyle habits. Otherwise, you won’t get the desired benefits.

“Simple general measures, such as sitting with your legs elevated or limiting the amount of salt in your diet, sometimes help relieve bloating,” say Drs. Thompson and Shea.

Last but not least, try not to add sugar to these smoothies, since this is a substance that also promotes fluid retention and harms you. Ideally, you should enjoy the taste of fruits and other natural ingredients.

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