Nature’s Diuretics That Detoxify and Rejuvenate

Cranberry-Juice

There are some natural foods and drinks that can aid in flushing out toxins, losing weight and lowering blood pressure.  Even better, you might already have some of these items on hand.  Diuretics help you produce more urine and get rid of bacteria quickly.  A lot of these drinks and foods are helpful in preventing or treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) or kidney stones.  Read on to learn of a few you may want to consider:

Green tea

Yes, it’s well known for many health benefits, diuretic effects included.  Green tea can help lower your blood pressure and flush your body of waste.

Apple cider vinegar
ACV has been around for hundreds of years as an effective UTI treatment.  The diuretic effects are light and it supports your bladder and kidneys.  Adding a teaspoon to a cup of water can help your body get rid of excess sodium.

Cranberry juice
One cup of fresh, natural (not the sugary kind) cranberry juice each day can help protect against UTIs and prevent harmful bacteria from attaching to the cells in your bladder.

Cilantro
This herb is a natural diuretic that is used in Asian and Italian cuisines for health benefits.

Lemons
These delicious citrus fruits have an exceptional diuretic effect on your body and are found in many detoxifying drinks for that reason.  Drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning for natural cleansing.

Fennel
This vegetable can be found in many Middle Eastern and Italian dishes.  It can cleanse, detoxify and reduce inflammation.  Fennel can be prepared as a tea and used as a vegetable in a variety of recipes. It has a distinct, light licorice taste that can really make a meal unique.

Garlic
It’s a potent natural healer and cleanser.  Garlic promotes a healthy immune system and helps flush out excess liquids.  Antibacterial and antifungal properties can also be found in garlic.  It’s most potent when eaten raw, but some people are sensitive to consuming it that way.  It’s possible to add it fresh and crushed to salad dressings, salsas, guacamole and more.  Garlic is also available in supplement form.

The foods and drinks listed can help you shed water weight, improve urinary tract health, and detoxify, but it’s important not to depend on them to lower your blood pressure.  Some people need to take specific medications for blood pressure.  It’s wise to speak with your doctor about your unique needs and options.

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