“These foods help clear your system by flushing out the water retained in the body and reduces bloating but they should be taken in moderation as excess of everything is bad. Excessive intake can flush out vital electrolytes, which are needed by your body, leaving you feeling week due to electrolyte imbalance. A person on anti-hypertensive drugs should not consume diuretic foods as these drugs are a diuretic themselves,” says Dr. Rupali Datta, a Delhi-based Nutrition Consultant.
Some diuretic foods that you can incorporate in your everyday meals are -1. CucumberCucumbers have a high water content and contains caffeic acid that helps to get rid of water retention in our body. It also contains certain nutrients that help in flushing out uric acid from the kidney, plus it is low in calories, which makes it a good pick for those looking to lose weight.
It is full of antioxidants and vitamin C, and helps in flushing out all the excess water. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishers, cranberries have a nondialyzable material (NDM) which prevents kidney, bladder and urinary track infections (UTIs).
It helps flush out bacteria, prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), lessen bloating and cleanse the system completely. Lemon has potassium, which builds our immunity. If you cannot eat a lemon as it is then you can always drink fresh lemon juice which works just fine.
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Incorporate these in your regular meals but make sure that you do not go overboard with them as there are some vital minerals you do not want to flush out, therefore balance your intake. Be sure to consult a dietician before incorporating these food items in your daily meals if you are on a diuretic pill.
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