Natural Food and Herb Diuretics

dandelionsRetaining too much water?

First, watch your sugar and salt intake as those will contribute to the bloat and then you can reach for your herb friends along with helpful foods to reduce water retention.

Progressive health suggested this healing list of foods and herbs that can be used as diuretics:
* Green tea – a natural diuretic food that has been used for centuries in China
* Cranberry Juice – can aid in removal of excess fluid retention
* Apple cider vinegar – exhibits natural diuretic properties and maintains potassium levels
* Nettle – has natural diuretic properties that facilitate good cleansing
* Dandelion leaf tea – aids in detoxification and helps those with cystitis and urinary tract infections
* Fennel – has carminative and diuretic properties and is used in seasoning food
* Watermelon – has high water content which helps to increase urination and flushes out toxins
* Cucumbers – also high in water and rich in sulfur and silicon which stimulate the kidneys into better removal of uric acid
* Watercress – a natural diuretic food
* Artichokes – a natural diuretic food
* Asparagus – contains asparigine which is a chemical alkaloid that boosts kidney performance, thereby improving waste removal from the body
* Brussel Spouts – help in stimulating the kidneys and pancreas which helps in better cleansing of cells
* Beets – are natural diuretic foods that attack floating body fats and fatty deposits
* Oats – contain silica which is a natural diuretic
* Cabbage – is known to aid breakage of fatty deposits, especially around the abdominal region
* Carrots – are a rich source of carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body and hastens removal of fat deposits and waste
* Lettuce – aids better metabolism and flushing of toxins
* Tomatoes – are rich in Vitamin C that aid the metabolism and release of water from the kidney to flush out waste

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