If you feel it is necessary to use a diuretic but are still unsure of which to purchase, in addition to the cost, take into consideration the following: How potent are the ingredients? Has it been clinically tested and is it easy to take? There are a number of potential benefits that a good diuretic should offer, including the support of a healthy urinary system and reduction of water retention. Additionally, it is essential for a formula to help balance electrolytes in a safe, natural way. If you have researched the brand and educated yourself about what is required for a quality product, you can be sure that the choice of natural diuretic will be the right one.
Tips To Avoid Water Retention
- Cut down on salty foods. The abundance of processed foods in our diet means we are usually getting more sodium than required which in turn can cause the body to store extra water. Opt for natural, unprocessed foods whenever possible
- Drink extra water to avoid dehydration. Our body can already be experiencing dehydration when we first feel thirsty. Ensuring that a steady level of fluids is maintained throughout the day avoids dehydration, flushes the kidneys and cuts down on bloating
- Participating in regular exercise increases the circulation and encourages the movement of fluids through the body. We are also more likely to drink extra water after working out.
- Avoid water-retaining liquids such as caffeine and alcohol and opt for natural, herbal beverages. Cranberry juice, vegetable smoothies, herbal teas - in particular fennel and dandelion - hydrate the body and discourage water retention
- Eat a diet rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. A deficiency in any of these can cause the body to store water. High fiber, protein-rich foods are best for decreasing bloating.
**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficiency.