Therapist Belova: watermelon and beets are diuretic products that help with edema

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Therapist Alexandra Belova repurified products with a diuretic effect that help in the fight against edema.

Many people are well aware of what diuretics are – they are diuretics that stimulate the kidneys to produce urine, allowing you to remove excess salt and water from the body. Diuretic preparations are available in pharmacies, but the therapist Belova noted in an interview with MedikForum that the uncontrolled use of such drugs is fraught with unpleasant consequences – for example, an imbalance in fluid and electrolytes in the body, the occurrence of dehydration, nausea and headache.

The specialist drew attention to the fact that products that dine with the properties of natural diuretics can help remove excess fluid and, at the same time, get rid of edema. Unlike drugs, these foods, when consumed in moderation, do not pose the aforementioned health hazards.

Therapist Belova advised including watermelon, beets, and other diuretic foods to help with edema in the diet.

Bananas.A ripe banana contains about 400 mg of potassium, a mineral that acts as an electrolyte and plays a major role in maintaining fluid balance in the body.

Avocado. Its fruit is a source of both potassium and magnesium , two nutrients that have a diuretic effect.

Caffeine. Not only coffee, but also a cup of tea, black or green, can be a natural diuretic due to the content of caffeine, a natural stimulant that in including “adjusts” the kidneys.

Dandelion.This weed, according to therapist Belova, is actually an edible leafy green that contains plant compounds that can act as a mild diuretic.

Beets. The root vegetable is a rich source of potassium and magnesium – two powerful natural “neutralizers” of fluid.

Celery. It contains phytochemicals phthalides, which have a diuretic effect.

Oranges. >Their diuretic and decongestant action is due to the large amount of potassium. Oranges also contain magnesium, which contributes to the health of the bladder and urinary tract. Other citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, limes and lemons, also contain these two minerals, only in smaller amounts.

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Watermelons. It's a paradox, but watermelons full of water help the body get rid of its excess. This effect is explained by the presence of potassium, magnesium and the amino acid citrulline, which is responsible for the processes of timely removal of waste from the body, the doctor explained.

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