Being a natural diuretic, nettle works well to prevent and reduce water retention.
- Boil a cup of water mixed with one teaspoon of powdered nettle root.
- Let it steep for about 10 minutes.
- Drink this tea three times a day until you see improvement.
9. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice helps flush out excess fluid and toxins from your body.
- Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water. You can also sweeten it with honey.
- Drink the solution.
- Continue taking this remedy once daily for a few days or until you see improvement.
10. Yummy Yogurt:
After a large meal you know you shouldn’t have eaten; your body retaliates by retaining water. To reverse the effects of a large-meal, try having a bowl of fresh yogurt. The healthy bacteria in yogurt encourages digestion and… well digestion speeds up excretion!
11. Change Your Lifestyle:
If your oedema is being caused by things like standing for long, drinking or smoking or even an underlying condition – bring a change. Try to rest your feet by propping them higher than your head while lying down; cut back on your nicotine and caffeine intake and seek treatment for any medical condition that is causing this uncomfortable situation.
12. Increase Vitamin B6 Intake
Vitamin B6 is a group of several related vitamins. They are important for the formation of red blood cells, and they also serve many other functions in the body. Vitamin B6 has been shown to reduce water retention in women with premenstrual syndrome. Foods rich in vitamin B6 include bananas, potatoes, walnuts and meat.