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Build up of excess fluid in your body can be dangerous. It is a condition known as fluid retention or edema also spelled oedema. Being physically inactive for longer periods of time, such as when you are on a long flight or bed rest, is the most common cause of this condition. When the condition is not a symptom of some bigger health problem, it can be cured with simple dietary changes.
What is water retention?
You must have experienced swelling or puffiness around eyes, face, hands or feet. However, in our day-to-day life people often ignore this health issue. This excess fluid build up inside the body is known as water retention.This fluid retention usually occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities.
There are various reasons that can lead to this health condition. Many women experience water retention during periods or pregnancy. Another common reason why people experience this condition is due to low activity level or bedridden conditions. Here are a few ways you can reduce water retention from the body by tweaking your diet at the same time going for a proper medical guidance is equally important.
Add Vitamin B6 to your diet
Adding Vitamin B6 to your diet will not only reduce water retention but at the same time will boost immunity and metabolism. This is simply because Vitamin B6 is a group of several related vitamins and are important for the formation of red blood cells. Regular intake of Vitamin B6 can significantly reduced the water retention in the body. Adding bananas, potatoes, walnuts and lean meats to your daily diet can help in treating water retention naturally.
Add Potassium to your diet
This essential mineral-Potassium ensures that our body function is working properly. This mineral helps in improving the electrical signal that help in maintaining a healthy balance in body functioning. The right balance of potassium is needed to reduce fluid retention. So, adding a banana, avocados, tomatoes to your daily diet is a great way to maintain the potassium balance in the body.
Water retention can be treated naturally, if you increase your daily water intake. A healthy fluid balance is required to maintain the right electrolyte balance in the body. Drinking as good as 4-5 liters a day can improve your metabolism and reduce water retention as well.
Eat low sodium foods
One of the major reasons why our body retains water is due to excessive consumption of salty foods. Salt is made of components such as sodium and chloride. Sodium works as an active binding agent, which holds water in the body and helps in maintaining a healthy fluid balance to support cell functioning. Apart from that eating too much meat, processed foods and junk food can also lead to water retention.
Increase your magnesium intake
Magnesium can help in boosting body functions. Magnesium supports as good as 300 enzymatic reactions in the body can can effectively reduce water retention in the body. It also helps in reducing the water buildup in the body caused due to premenstrual symptoms. Adding foods such as nuts, whole grains, dark chocolate and leafy, green vegetables can also help in boosting the magnesium in take in the body.
Say no to refined carbs
The entire weight loss game revolves around carb management. In fact, your body retains fluid when you eat too much of refined carbs. Eating refined carbs can often lead to sudden spike in blood sugar and insulin levels. High insulin levels can lead to sodium retention in the body, which increases your risk of kidney disorders. It is a wise idea to keep refined carbs at bay.
What Can Cause Water Weight?
- Foods that are high in sodium and carb can lead to water retention.
- Physical inactivity is another reason that can cause water weight by stopping the circulation of fluids throughout your body.
- In women, change in hormones can also cause the problem.
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