RETENTION OF LIQUIDS

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Water accounts for 60% of the body’s weight. You find it in cells, blood, of which it is the main component, skin, organs and muscles.

In order to keep its fluid level constant, our body draws on a complex hormonal system that acts on the kidneys. Normally, when you drink more than you are accustomed to, the kidneys take charge of eliminating #excessliquids and  #toxins.However at times something in the system goes wrong, and the liquids start accumulating in our body tissues. Water retention is a deficiency in the drainage of lymphatic system. The system is unable to send the toxins and excess water into the circulation system, and therefore cannot drain oedema, or the swelling, as it should.This natural phenomenon is essentially hormone-based and affects only women as the main hormones involved are estrogens (female hormones).

The causes:

  • Hormonal fluctuations (estrogens, aldosterone). During the pre-menstrual cycle, many women remark that their breasts and abdomen seem to retain water and feel painful and swollen.
  • An unbalanced diet.
  • Intolerance to certain types of food.
  • The side-effects of certain types of drugs (drugs for hypertension, corticoids, anti-inflammatory drugs).
  • Prolonged or frequent standing.
  • Heat (it dilates blood vessels).
  • A diet rich in salt…

The solutions…

Most of the time, these cases involve only moderate water retention  (from four to five kilos) and the effects hardly noticed…Or rather, the extra kilos are blamed on a few dietary excesses.

At this pointyou have to seriously rethink on the lifestyle,

your diet and make up your mind, regulating the nurishment, exercice and positive attitude.

LET’S start with these special fruits.

THREE TYPES OF FRUIT TO IMPROVE WATER RETENTION.

Watermelon
A fruit from large beneficial properties that, among other things, also contains a lot of water, so it is literally a diuretic that also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that prevents damage caused by free radicals.
Its pulp in fact contains vitamins A and C, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. The presence of vitamin C and potassium in particular would have a purifying and detoxifying that makes watermelon an ideal fruit to counteract naturally fluid retention, swollen legs and hypertension.

Cucumber
And ‘rich in silicon and sulfur, two minerals that help the kidneys to eliminate uric acid, which is why it is considered a natural diuretic.
Cucumber is a very diuretic food due to its high content of water and minerals.
Approximately 500-700 g per day of cucumbers become a good adjuvant in urinary tract infections, prevent kidney stones, eliminate fluid retention in the body by stimulating the kidney function, have a powerful role in detoxifying.
Enzymes and fiber contained in the skin of the cucumber promote proper digestion and metabolic processes of the liver. The heavy foods, rich in protein and fat, can be associated with a salad of cucumbers to be averted during digestive disorders.

Pineapple
And ‘one of the fat burning foods for excellence, not surprisingly we find him always in every diet. It also has the power to make them more digestible foods also very complex, so this result is particularly suitable for those suffering from digestive problems. Properties and benefits of pineapple and bromelain contained in the stem. Beneficial effects on the treatment of cellulite.

 

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