Whether it's too much sodium, the warm weather, poor circulation, or dehydration, living with water retention can seriously affect your quality of life.
The puffiness of your hands, feet, or ankles can become painful and cause joint stiffness, leaving you home-bound.
Thankfully, there are a few ways you can reduce water retention using things you probably have in your house right now!
Test out some of these home remedies to reduce water retention and get your life back to normal.
1. Drink Fluids
Sounds counter-intuitive, right? But water retention can be a sign of dehydration, which causes your body to retain the fluids it DOES have. Drinking more fluids (water or unsweetened tea, in particular) will help your body flush out ALL the unwanted fluids and prevent swelling.
Using dandelions to help with water retention is only recommended if you are adequately hydrated. Dandelions are a natural diuretic, and also contain potassium which counteracts the effects of sodium. You can take supplements or make dandelion tea and take it three times a day.
Asparagus, in addition to being full of vitamins, promotes urination in the body which will expel excess fluids (obviously.) Eating half a bunch of asparagus a day is what's recommended for best results.