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Retaining Water? Eat Protein!


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Avoid Carbonated drinks and salty foods like hot dogs, pickles, soy sauce, pretzels, chips, salted butter, canned soup (make Homemade). Even Ketchup! Eat protein it can be a natural diuretic. UP YOUR FIBER INTAKE, & drink more water as dehydration & inadequate fluid intake can actually cause water retention. Sounds silly, but true. Take B complex and B12, eat juicy fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and berries. And of course, exercise or take a long walk daily.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/16/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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PINK4YOUTOO 2/23/2012 8:18:00 AM

My dr. told me to drink MORE water b/c that helps to not retain water...
VICKIE77 2/28/2012 10:33:00 AM

    Thanks this helps alot!
504FIT 2/23/2012 8:36:00 PM

    Knew about the water and the fiber but not the protein.
BLUEBELLGIRLS 2/23/2012 4:19:00 AM

    Helpful, yes I do retain water especially when I get hot.
KEEPONMOVIN2 5/16/2011 10:00:00 AM


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