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Posted by: angela | 2011/09/13

water retention

Want to know what foods i should avoid for water retention... besides salt and drink loads of water. Waterfall diet?

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Dear Angela
You need to avoid adding salt to all foods at table and when cooking. Also cut out all foods that have a high salt or sodium content (check all foods labels), such as biltong, processed meats, snacks foods like potato chips and other savoury snacks, anchovies, high-salt condiments (like garlic salt, celery salt, Aromat, stock cubes, soy sauces, Marmite, etc). It is NOT a good idea to drink more than 2,5 litres of liquid (water, coffee, tea, cold drinks, fruit juice, milk, and even alcohol are all liquids) a day because excessive liquid intake can lead to so-called electrolyte imbalances. Important minerals like potassium, sodium magnesium and even calcium can be washed out of the body and this can actually also cause water retention. So don't overdo your water intake - too much of a good thing, is also harmful.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/09/13

Dear Angela
You need to avoid adding salt to all foods at table and when cooking. Also cut out all foods that have a high salt or sodium content (check all foods labels), such as biltong, processed meats, snacks foods like potato chips and other savoury snacks, anchovies, high-salt condiments (like garlic salt, celery salt, Aromat, stock cubes, soy sauces, Marmite, etc). It is NOT a good idea to drink more than 2,5 litres of liquid (water, coffee, tea, cold drinks, fruit juice, milk, and even alcohol are all liquids) a day because excessive liquid intake can lead to so-called electrolyte imbalances. Important minerals like potassium, sodium magnesium and even calcium can be washed out of the body and this can actually also cause water retention. So don't overdo your water intake - too much of a good thing, is also harmful.
Best regards
DietDoc

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