Water retention is the excessive accumulation of fluids in the body a condition linked to the reduced or poor functioning of the lymphatic or circulatory system.
This disorder can not only create aesthetic problems but also affect other aspects of our health. Among the main causes are lifestyles and diets, here’s what to avoid in order to improve your well-being.
Drink a little water
The right amount of water is essential to prevent the body from creating reserves to fill this gap, thus causing water retention.
Vitamin B6 deficiency
For a greater intake of vitamin B6 to our body we must consume more foods like: chicken, tuna, sunflower seeds and pistachios.
Magnesium and potassium deficiency
Magnesium and potassium are two very important minerals for the proper functioning of organs, heart health and muscle tone. To make up for it, eat more dried fruit, bananas, nuts, spinach, etc.
Too much sodium, especially if we don’t drink enough during the day, stimulates the body to use its reserves to dilute and balance it. This can give life to edema.
Too refined foods
Industrial foods have a high sodium and sugar content, a combination that involves the accumulation of liquids. Proper nutrition, therefore, must include few refined foods, preferring cereals, fiber, fruit and vegetables.
Wash with too hot water
The elevated temperature causes the dilation of the blood and lymphatic vessels, so it is better to bathe with warm water or make short cold showers. Small details that we often don’t pay much attention but that can cause damage to our body.
In general it is important, therefore, to follow a correct diet but also to do sport consistently. There is no healthier sport than another: it is important to keep fit, eat well and drink enough.
Those who suffer from water retention can feel relief by raising their legs in moments of rest with the knees higher than the pelvis and the ankles higher than the knees.
Always remember that it is very important to listen to our body and understand if something is wrong so we can remedy by changing our habits or by contacting a doctor. Our body speaks to us, let’s listen to it.
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