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01-26-2010, 11:58 PM
What raw foods get rid of water retention? I know cucumber helps. What else?
And what raw foods may contribute to water retention? I heard tomatoes might do that. Maybe they are more salty?
Thanks in advance for replies.
01-27-2010, 12:05 AM
Watermelon is an excellent diuretic.
01-27-2010, 12:12 AM
I believe that the only way tomatoes might contribute to water retention is if you are allergic or sensitive to nightshades. The sodium in whole, fresh foods like this is balanced (with the arguable exception of seaweeds, yet dulse is incredibly high in potassium).
If you are retaining water, I think that best approach would be to examine your diet and overall health first, instead of looking to shorter-term solutions.
My first instinct is allergy. Try an elimination diet, and/or look for common allergens.
What are you eating?
How long have you been raw?
Is this water retention new to you?
If not, how long have you had it?
Some folks retain water as they detox.
If you still haven't found anything, then try a colon cleanse followed by a herbal kidney cleanse. Milk thistle, parsley, dandelion, yarrow... there are so many diuretic herbs. Watermelon is a very effective diuretic which provides you with the fluid and potassium you need while passing excess fluid.
Rebounding is said to be great for this.
01-27-2010, 12:43 AM
01-27-2010, 06:52 PM
Rawknitster, Mallow, and Aleesha, Thank you for your replies. They gave me foods for thoughts and for personal experiments.
I tend to have a rounder face on mornings. In afternoons I lose a couple of water pounds. Someone told me this is due to weakened kidneys.
01-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Lemon juice in water
01-30-2010, 01:28 AM
Skier, Thanks for your reply.
01-30-2010, 12:14 PM
asparagus juice.... mmmmmm.... good luck! ;)
01-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Hot water full of fresh lemon pulp
01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
LifeAgift, Thank you for reply.
DharmaGiril, I thought celery is full of natural salts and is hydrating (retaining water) rather than getting rid of water?
01-30-2010, 04:13 PM
I saw dried Bilberry at the Farmers Market today, I asked about it and the seller said that they're used as a diuretic. 'Course I thought of joyce.
01-31-2010, 10:26 PM
What is Bilberry? a fruit?
02-01-2010, 01:09 AM
Here's what it looked like at the Farmers Market, all dried n whatnot.
And here's, according to Google Images, what it looks like fresh. All blueberry-like n whatnot.
02-01-2010, 02:03 AM
Fresh beet juice, hands down.
02-01-2010, 05:54 PM
I checked driedbilberries out at a local health store today and they are :rolleyes: $47 a pound. I better try beet juice first. ;) Thank you all for the good ideas to try at all seasons. :p
02-02-2010, 02:51 PM
Check out this page for some good info on the subject
02-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Honeyb, many thanks.
02-04-2010, 07:57 AM
Listen,why worrying about stuff to increase urination?Go deeper by establishing the REASONS to produce the problem You are having.By killing it You will solve the question in question WITHOUT any more care about "diuretics"or anything else
02-04-2010, 08:04 AM
i find pineapple is great 4 that......and also tea.......
02-04-2010, 11:02 AM
Thanks for replies.
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