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Easy tips to treat Water Retention and prevent it from coming back

Have you started to notice recently that your socks are leaving behind deep marks after a day of wearing them or have experienced a sudden gain in your weight? Or you have edemas, or have bags under your eyes?  Well if you are experiencing these conditions, then you suffer from the acclamation of the excessive fluid in your body. This is an unpleasant condition and is best known by its name Water Retention.

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For our readers today, we have brought to you some easy tips to treat water retention and prevent it from coming back.

Eating Citrus fruits

The swelling in the body can be reduced by eating citrus fruits.  You must not counsel a lot of them but only as much to avoid the allergies that are causing your body to store extra fluids. The best recommended time for eating citrus fruits is 4 hours before going to bed.

Taking a constant water shower

This is more of therapy then a treatment. By constantly pouring down the showering water over your body along with the lymph flow, you are causing the blood vessel and the lymphatic vessels to open up and drain the liquid out of the body which were clogged up previously. It is best to shower with mild temperature water instead of bating in hot or cold water.

Protein based diet

Protein based diet

The healthy diet is a crucial step in the treatment of water retention. For the treatment of the disease, the person suffering from it should start incorporating proteins in their diets and mostly the one gained from animals like the following.

  • Meat
  • Egg
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Fish

Ironically, Drink more water

Yes, we know it sounds a little ironic but drinking a lot of fluids and especially water can help the body effectively get rid of the already excessively accumulated fluids in the human body. When the body starts to feel a lack of water, it starts to take preventive measures and trying to retain the water already present in the body. This causes the violation in the normal water levels of the body and thus causes swelling.

Use spices and herbs instead of Salt

Use spices and herbs instead of Salt

For a body to act and appear as a normal one, the water and slat levels should have an optimum balance. Consumption of salt in large quantities is also among one of the bigger reasons for water retention. If you are someone who likes salty foods a lot, then trying switching the salt with herbs or other spices.

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is required by the human body’s genitourinary system to work properly and prevent kidney stone formation. Following are some of the magnesium rich foods that a person can add in the diet.

  • Cacao
  • Buckwheat
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Rice
  • Spinach
  • oat flakes
  • avocados

Do some physical activity

The best way to get rid of the pain and swelling in the legs is to start having an active lifestyle that includes exercising on a regular basis. Some of the physical activities that are not a burden to any person are as follows.

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Only start by doing 15 minutes of any of the above-mentioned activities and the results will be evident.

Cranberry Juice or Parsley tea

Cranberry Juice or Parsley tea

Parsley leaves are effective in removing the excess fluids for the body as well as decrease the swelling. A person can start eating parsley salad in the daytime and drinking parsley tea in the evening to treat water retention along with reducing the bloated appearance.


As for cranberries, they are enriched with magnesium, so drinking the cranberry juice cannot only treat water retention but also keep the kidneys clean.

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