For a more general and quick understanding, a diuretic food can be defined as any substance that increases the secretion and excretion of urine. These foods can be particularly indicated against fluid retention in the body. In addition to diuretic foods, there are dietary supplements made from natural substances with a diuretic effect, aimed at treating water retention. There are also diuretics that need to be prescribed by your doctor because of their dangerous and risky side effects.
Regarding diuretic foods, some fruits and vegetables especially caught our attention and would boost the work of the kidneys to produce more water. We are talking about natural diuretics that would be produced directly from food.
Diuretic vegetables and medical treatments what relationship?
Some vegetables are now recognized as powerful natural diuretics. Because of this, the trend was reversed very quickly and these foods are being given more prominence than medicines.
Diuretic vegetables, what is it?
There are several diuretic vegetables. However, they are indicated depending on the patient and the intended therapy. Here are a few:
Asparagus: diuretic. It’s a great source of folic acid, an essential vitamin for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It contains antioxidants that would prevent many diseases. Artichoke: Known for being rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it is an excellent natural diuretic for evacuating excess water and water. It’s also packed with multiple cholesterol-lowering benefits.
Carrots: For preventing vision problems and heart disease, carrots are the perfect vegetable to eat in large amounts for their richness in potassium, beta-carotene, and lutein. Carrots are considered an excellent diuretic snack for weight loss.
Broccoli: Consisting of magnesium and potassium, it is one of the most powerful natural diuretic vegetables. Likewise, the excellent absorption of vitamins C and K facilitates the prevention and healing of cardiovascular diseases.
Eggplant: Water, potassium and magnesium are the components of this diuretic vegetable with tremendous health benefits. It would facilitate digestion and help lower blood lipid levels. Vitamins B1 and B6 are present in large quantities.
Zucchini: Thanks to its high levels of potassium, magnesium and water, this diuretic food reduces the risk of blood cholesterol. Zucchini is also an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9 and a highly recommended dietary supplement.
Celery: Low in calories, this diuretic vegetable packs 260 mg of potassium, 80 mg of sodium, leaving the most important thing for last: 95.43 g of water. This dietary diuretic source would regulate blood salt levels for hypertensive sufferers.
Cabbage: Excellent food for protection against external hazards, listed as a diuretic due to its high fiber and potassium content. Due to its relatively high vitamin K content, it is also particularly prescribed to strengthen the immune system.
Beetroot: Always rich in potassium, it belongs to the large family of antioxidants and its diuretic power is quite high. Vitamins A and K are also widely found in this vegetable.
Cucumber: This food is considered a fruit, but it is also a vegetable. And to reap its full benefits, this diuretic vegetable must be eaten raw and would have a direct effect on the heart and blood vessels. Its refreshing properties give us a very accurate indication of its richness in water, silicon, sulphur, copper and vitamin A.
However, to get great benefits from these diuretic vegetables, it is important to consult a specialist for more precise information on dosage according to the treatment sought.
Additionally, health professionals agree that treatment with diuretics has a direct impact on a person suffering from renal failure.
In this same register, a veterinarian must also provide a natural diuretic for dogs to adjust a good dosage and effective treatment duration.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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