Swollen legs

Do you suffer with swollen painful legs?

Water retention 

Salt

One of the main causes of water retention is eating too much salty food. The main component of salt is sodium, which the body dilutes with water if too much of it is present. Salt makes you thirsty, and your body will hold on to this water. Reducing the amount of salt in your diet will help you to release a little water retention but not usually more than about 2 lbs in weight.


 Low-Calorie Diets

If you have water retention you are very likely to be overweight. But overweight people tend to go on a low-calorie diet . A low-calorie diet will unfortunately not get rid of water retention – it can actually make it worse, especially if you eat less than 1,200 Calories a day for months or years. This is because you may not have enough protein in your blood to draw excess water out of your tissues. This type of water retention can cause generalised puffiness but if severe can give you a swollen tummy


Quick Solutions

Rid yourself of water retention by eliminating your badhabits . Become more active, reduce your salt intake and drink more water are the most basic steps anyone can take.


The list of what you can eat is limited to fruit, veg, pulses, brown rice, nuts, seeds, soya products, tofu, chicken and fish. In contrast, you should avoid bread, pasta, wheat-based cereals, foods containing flour such as cakes, biscuits and pastry, dairy foods, eggs, red meat, processed foods, sugary foods, chocolate, sugar, mayo, alcohol and coffee.



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