There are millions of people who are now suffering from water retention, and diuretics are the perfect solution to fight against it. A diuretic has several uses, and it mostly depends on the type of accumulation of fluid in the body. Diuretics are, for instance, useful to people who have kidney problems and kidney stones, as these will help flush out toxins from the body.
While there are chemical-based medicines, natural diuretics are always best, as they are cheaper and usually readily available. You can always avoid taking those expensive diuretic medicines available in the market by making your own natural diuretic in three easy steps.
Ingredients. Lemon and cranberries are a good combination for making diuretics. Here are the ingredients and materials you will need:
- Concentrated cranberry juice
- One empty bottle
- Cold water
Step One. Pour about one tablespoon of concentrated cranberry juice into the empty bottle. Make sure that cranberry juice is fresh.
Step Two. Squeeze about one full tablespoon of lemon juice into the bottle.
Step Three. Add about a quarter liter of cold water into the bottle and give it a good shake. Make sure that the juices are mixed up properly. Your natural diuretic is now ready.
This is one of the best combinations for diuretic juices. It doesn’t only work well as a diuretic, but the citrus and tangy combination of lemon cranberry juices taste great, too. You can add some sugar to taste.
Other natural diuretics. Apart from cranberries, there are other natural foods and drinks that can act as diuretics.
- Green Tea. This is a popular drink, especially in Asian cuisines. Green tea is also a natural diuretic rich in antioxidants, which are very much needed by the body. Green tea smells good, and also contains caffeine, making it a good substitute for coffee. It is also a good metabolic booster, but should be avoided at times of menstruating. It is naturally available as leaf form, or in tea bags.
- Ginger. Ginger is very effective not only as a diuretic, but also for many throat problems. Ginger helps with digestion, too. Ginger can be boiled and then drunk as tea, or eaten raw.
- Dandelion. This flower can be ingested in form of tea made in lukewarm water. The taste of dandelion is not liked by many but it’s effective as a diuretic.
- Cranberries. By itself, cranberries are also a good natural diuretic. These are usually sweet and tangy in taste. Cranberries can be eaten as fruit or ingested in juice form.
- Watermelons. Ripe watermelons have big amounts of water content in them. These should be avoided by diabetic patients, though, because of high sugar content.
- Lemon. This fruit is rich in antioxidants, and can be taken best as a juice. Lemons can also be used to flavor tea and other juices.
Remember to take extra amounts of water when drinking diuretics. This will help flush out toxins from your body, and help normalize the amount of water in your system.