Water retention happens when your body can get rid of the excess fluids. Hence, those fluids are being trapped in your body, causing swelling. You can definitely feel this swelling mostly on your legs, ankles and your hands. Furthermore, this health issue can also lead to poor circulation, heart problems, and many other symptoms.
You will be able to recognize these symptoms when you notice sudden weight gain, itching, bloating, and joint stiffness. Water retention is not something to ignore.
However, there are certain natural solutions that can help with proper hydration to get rid of excess water. Thus, let's start with 2 homemade drinks that will help you deal with water retention easier. Check them down below!
1. Natural detox drink to fight off water retention
This is a simple drink you can consume daily, at least 3 times each day to ensure proper hydration. For this recipe, you will need:
- 3-5 slices of fresh cucumber
- 1/2 small lemon sliced
- 1/4 of orange sliced
- a few fresh mint leaves
- 24 oz of ice cold water
Simply mix all the ingredients in a water bottle. After finishing the water, you can refill the bottle for 2-3 times before also changing the fruits.
The most important fruit is the cucumber because it will prevent water retention. However, the lemon will provide a great cleansing, the oranges will stimulate the immune system and the mint will help with digestion. Together, these ingredients make for a delicious drink to consume instead of plain water.
2. Mixed herbal tea
This drink is mainly for the evening because the herbs have mostly diuretic properties. It will also be more effective if you prepare it using fresh herbs for maximum benefit. The ingredients you will need to prepare this herbal tea are:
- 1 blackberry leaf
- 1 bunch parsley
- ;½ teaspoon celery tops
- 1 chopped dandelion leaf
- 10 cherry stems
- ;½ teaspoon corn silk
- ;½ teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 liter of water
All you need to do is mix the herbs with the water in a pot and boil the mixture. Then, after boiling, let the ingredients infuse in the water; thus, cover the pot with a lid and steep for 20 minutes. Next, simply strain and drink 2-3 cups of tea at night, before going to sleep.