Hello Chefs! How are you? In today’s post we’ll talk about the food that can further help us to fight against the retention of liquids.
This retention is a condition that many people suffer, especially in summer, and is caused by several factors. One of them is dehydration, so drinking fluids and water is essential if you want to avoid. It can also be caused by spending many hours standing or sitting, hormonal changes, consumption of certain medications, lack of exercise, etc
The symptoms or consequences of this fluid retention are an increase in weight, swelling in legs and ankles, increase the size of the abdomen or swelling of the face. To avoid this, drink water and take care of our food, as that is another of the risk factors that can cause this fluid retention.
But don’t worry, below we’ll explain how seven food diuretics you should incorporate into your life to end this problem.
The key to not retain water is to follow a diet free of fats, rich in vegetables, fiber and foods that contain water and potassium. Do you want to know what foods can help your body? Well, take note because you what we have:
This plant is, without doubt, one of the most complete that we can use. Contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and you can use it in a myriad of recipes. Not only that, but you can also help your body if you have trouble removing fluids and toxins. This is due to its high content in potassium and low in sodium, which he considers a food with a great diuretic effect.
And if you want to know more about this plant, do not miss this entry in which you talk about the different Types of tomatoes that you can find in the market and their uses. And discover how you can take better advantage of your tomatoes!
The pineapple is a perfect fruit to combat the fluid retention. This is due to its fiber content and its high level of potassium. The consumption of this mineral will help you to maintain and regulate the balance of fluids in your body, in addition to controlling the pressure in the blood and keep the heart rhythm. The amount of Potassium that we can find in 100 grams of Pineapple is 109 mg, the daily recommended quantity of 3.500 mg
Don’t miss this recipe for Brochettes of Chicken and Pineapple you’ll love it.
The onion is a food that is natural diuretic, and is indicated to achieve a good functioning of the kidneys. Complications to remove these liquids can lead to the appearance of kidney stones, bags under the eyes, swelling, or weight gain. They may also appear to certain conditions related to the pressure and the cardiovascular system.
If you like this vegetable but you want to learn how to learn how to make the version more sweet, check out our recipe for Caramelized Onion, in which we explain step by step how to manufacture it.
The artichoke is a vegetable that plays a role tremendously diuretic and digestive. Their bitter taste is caused by two essential substances that contain these diuretic properties: cynarin and salts from the chlorogenic acid. In addition, it is a vegetable rich in potassium, specifically provides 353 mg of the mineral per 100 grams of the product.
These two substances are responsible for the liver function and bile are active and work correctly. So, in addition to promoting the proper assimilation of fats and decrease cholesterol in blood, also prevent fluid retention and possible swelling of the body later.
And if you want to know a recipe very original in that you can use these artichokes, don’t miss this of Artichokes to the montillana, a dish of córdoba that you will love.
The leeks have diuretic properties and low levels of fats and sugars, so that it is a dish very valid if you want to lose weight. Among its minerals, highlights the potassium, providing 260 mg in every 100 grams, an amount that helps to balance the water levels and pH in the body. Therefore, it is a food that detoxifying, cleansing and alcalizante that is highly recommended if you suffer from kidney disease or kidney stones.
And if you don’t know any recipes that use this vegetable, don’t worry, we have a perfect for you. This Cream of Leek soup is a very light and nutritious and can be eaten hot or cold, as you prefer.
The watermelon is a fruit that amount of water you have, finding in it more than a 90%. For this reason, going to fight against dehydration that can cause fluid retention. It also highlights its large supply of potassium, which, along with the fiber and this large amount of water, turn it into a fruit alcalizante, purifying and detox.
Oh and a delicious way to enjoy this great food while you end up with fluid retention!
Do you want to discover a recipe super refreshing that will come in perfect for this summer? So grab pen and paper and list the steps to prepare this delicious Iced Watermelon. With all the flavor and super healthy!
The cucumber is another food that most water contains. This fact makes it in your best ally against the heat and against the retention of liquids. It will help to improve the intestinal transit, to have a better digestion, to cleanse the body of impurities and to improve the appearance of our skin. So think no more and add it to your routine!
And if you want to devote time to improve your culinary talents, we advise you to take a look at this recipe for Tabbouleh of Quinoa, Cucumber and Vegetables, a dish was delicious, full of antioxidants and that is valid for any slimming diet. You’re going to love it!
Wow, this is all for today! We hope that you incorporate these foods into your day-to-day and so the ability diuretic your kidneys to greatly improve.