7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Diuretics are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions.

Key takeaways:

  • The Hibiscus sabdariffa plant is used as a natural diuretic; it also prevents the body from getting rid of potassium.
  • Ginger is popularly used in drinks and teas as a detoxifier and for its diuretic qualities.
  • Caffeine that is found in tea, coffee, soda and energy drinks may have a mild, short-term diuretic effect.

It is important to have sodium, potassium, and magnesium levels frequently checked when using diuretics. It is also important for people to have their kidney function and blood pressure tested regularly while taking diuretics.

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