It has been 48 hours since we gathered around the Thanksgiving table, and if your normally sleek and slender fingers still resemble pastry puffs, then you’ve got a problem…too much sodium! Feeling bloated and puffy doesn’t have to be. Foods high in potassium, folate and water will naturally help your body regulate sodium and flush out your system. And the best part is you don’t have to cook a thing!
Drinking LOTS of water is a no-brainer. It helps reduce puffiness and move waste through your system.
“Living Well…one healthy step at a time”
Crack open a canteloupe- Canteloupe melon is high in potassium and folate. This “miracle” food helps to maintain key body functions and digestive health.
Antioxidant rich tomatoes
Load up on lycopene – Tomatoes are a natural diuretic that help reduce puffiness. Eat them raw in a healthy salad or enjoy creating your own salsa recipe.
A berry delight – Cranberries are an antioxidant with natural diuretic effects that help rid our bodies of toxins. If you enjoy cranberry juice, make sure that you select a brand without heavy sugars.
A-what? – Avocado is high in potassium and fiber, which help manage sodium in your body and maintain your digestive health. Avocados can be enjoyed sliced with a drizzle of olive oil and sliced onion. Just don’t add salt!
Potassium rich oranges
Orange for swelling – Eat an orange and help your hands and feet shrink back to their normal size thanks to potassium overload. One medium orange can do wonders to beat bloat!