Too much sugar â€“ Too much sugar intake increases the hormone insulin. Whenever your body has high levels of insulin, itâ€™s difficult to get rid of sodium. Too much sodium makes your body retain water.
fruits and vegetables such as onions, celery and eggplant are good for fighting water retention. Other natural diuretics includeâ€¦
* Lemon juice mixed with water
* Tomato Juice - (or water) with real lemon
* Pink grapefruit juice
* Spices - Anise, peppermint, parsley, ginger and garlic are good sources.
Dandelion leaves, alfalfa, asparagus, celery and vitamin B6 can all work as natural diuretics as well.
at 7:38 PM on Oct. 28, 2009