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How To Use Cucumber To Fight Water Retention

Written By Admin on Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 3:16:00 AM

Water retention is caused when our lymphatic system (network of tubes throughout the entire body that drains fluid) doesn’t eliminate the fluids which escape our blood and reach the body tissue.

There are two types of fluid retention, generalized edema and localized edema. Generalized edema happens when your whole body gets inflamed and affected by the condition, while localized edema only affects certain body areas. Both of these conditions can be caused by a number of factors such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, high salt intake, allergies, as well as certain medical conditions related to the heart, kidneys or liver.
Water retention can be associated with the following symptoms:
  • Swelling in the affected body parts, particularly in the feet, ankles and hands
  • Pain in the affected areas
  • Stiff joints
  • Rapid weight gain or inexplicable weight fluctuations
There are a number of ways in which you can naturally defeat water retention without having to resort to conventional medicine. Cucumber is one of the best natural remedies for water retention.
One cucumber contains about 45 calories and drinking a glass of water with a slice of cucumber is an excellent and refreshing substitute for sodas and energy drinks. Cucumbers are high in water and low in calories which make them excellent for eliminating water retention.
If you want to start fighting water retention with cucumber the best method is through cucumber infused water. This is the best way to take advantage of all its nutrients and the more cucumber you put the more beneficial the water will be. For best water retention elimination you’ll need to use 1 cucumber per 2 liters of water and you’ll need to drink the entire amount during the day. You’ll go to the toilet more but it’ll be worth it.  Aside from fighting water retention it’s great for cleansing toxins from your body, helping digestion and boosting weight loss.
Cucumber water is also an excellent natural diuretic, which is one of the main reasons it’s so effective for water retention. It contains high levels of vitamin C which improves your immune system, cardiovascular system, eye problems and even wrinkles; vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium which have amazing health benefits for your overall system.