An excess of sodium salts in the body causes a delay in the elimination of fluid from the body and. as a result, swelling. How to deal with excess sodium salts and how to prevent them from accumulating in the body?
Before you radically change your lifestyle (and this is an indispensable condition for getting rid of excess sodium salts in the body), go through a full examination and consult with specialists about a new diet and taking medications (diuretics). If you are diagnosed with any disease that prevents the excretion of sodium salts, take the full course of treatment, and then, as maintenance therapy, limit the use of ordinary table salt (NaCl) to a minimum.
Even if no pathological changes in the body have been identified, this is not a reason to refuse the excretion of salts, since sooner or later their excess will affect the state of the nervous and cardiovascular system, digestion and the structure of bone tissue. If you still can't completely switch to a salt-free diet, prepare meals without adding salt and add some salt to them already at the table.
Limit the use of carbohydrate foods (potatoes, baked goods, sugar) that help to retain fluid in the body, and, consequently, sodium salts. However, a rice diet or rice water taken every morning on an empty stomach, on the contrary, will help get rid of excess fluid and salt.
Reduce the amount of protein you eat, especially meat. However, milk and dairy products rich in potassium salts, which are sodium antagonists, will be very, very beneficial for you.
Eat more vegetables such as beets, cabbage, celery, which not only contribute to the timely elimination of fluids, but also contain potassium salts, which are necessary for the functioning of the heart and kidneys. Drink only water or green tea (with milk).
If possible, visit a bath or sauna at least once a week (after consulting a doctor). However, after the steam room, do not drink a lot of water at once, so that the effect of the procedures is not smeared; limit yourself to a glass of green tea.