These foods claim to help reduce blood pressure and aid weight loss due to their natural diuretic properties. This means they help the body to eliminate unnecessary fluid from the body, reducing puffiness, swelling and bloating. This can be uncomfortable for some people and can make exercise and regular movement painful besides being dangerous to health as it may impede normal function of the body’s vital organs.
Some of us suffer water retention all of the time, other find it a problem when they are pre-menstrual and some during hot weather or during periods of inactivity, when travelling for instance. Incorporating some of these foods into your diet may help to reduce water retention naturally but as with anything should be considered alongside regular activity and as part of a healthy diet.
These are the foods being incorporated into the challenge.
Lemon Beetroot Apple Cider Vinegar Cabbage
Oats Cranberry Juice Aubergine Parsley
Celery Caffeinated Drinks Water Tomatoes
Brussels Sprouts Cucumber Watermelon Carrots
Ginger Garlic Artichokes Asparagus
The list was consistent with lots of advice available on the internet and was taken from My Health Tips.