Table salt is the most common cause of water retention. Excess sodium makes the body hold extra fluids in the cells. When you cut down salt and high sodium condiments like soy sauce, you can quickly lose water weight. There is also a wide variety of salt substitutes.
Have you ever weighed yourself and noticed the scale is one pound more than it was the previous day? Most likely it is the amount of water your body is retaining. There are a few things that can cause water retention such as too much salt, sugar, dehydration, too much alcohol, dieting and women’s monthly cycle.
Drinking the required amount of water can increase bloat and discomfort during that time of the month.
This may sound a bit confusing, but it works - the more water you consume, the more water your body will release.
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses per day will help flush sodium and excess fluid from your system. A well-hydrated body is healthier and is less likely to retain water.
By K. Graves
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