The Best Juices for Water Retention

The Best Juices for Water Retention

Swelling or inflammation of some body parts like legs, ankles, abdomen, hands, etc. are often symptom of an imbalance in the level of body fluids, which would indicate that we are suffering from a accumulation of water or toxins which the body needs to eliminate. This condition is commonly known as water or fluid retention, which requires a series of changes in lifestyle and diet to alleviate and fight it. In this OneHowTo article we show that through food you can deal with this problem, discover what the best juices for water retention are.

Juices to combat fluid retention

There are certain foods referred to as natural diuretics which are amazing allies when combatting fluid retention, allowing the elimination of liquids and toxins through the urine. Incorporating these fruits and vegetables into your diet through juices will reduce fluid retention and keep your figure in perfect condition. Among the natural diuretics include:

  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Carrots
  • Grape
  • Citrus
  • Strawberries
  • Papaya

See below what juices you can prepare to favour removing retained liquid in your body.

Pineapple juice and parsley to get rid of water retention

Parsley helps to cleanse the kidneys and eliminate toxins, and added to the high water content of the pineapple and its antioxidant properties this is a perfect combination in cases of fluid retention.


  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • 1 cup of water


First, wash and chop the parsley and cut two slices of pineapple, preferably natural. Chop the pineapple and introduce both ingredients into the blender with a glass of water, process finely and take it once a day while you still suffer from this condition.


Watermelon and papaya juice for water retention

These two fruits contain a large percentage of water and are packed with nutrients that stimulate the purifying function of the kidneys and remove excess fluid from the body and is very effective against retention, edema, cellulite, etc.


  • 5 slices of watermelon
  • 1 papaya


You just have to cut slices of watermelon and chop them. Do the same with the papaya extracting the seeds from the inside. Place the pieces of fruit in a blender and process them until well blended, add a little water if the juice is too thick.


Cucumber, carrot, apple and pineapple juice for water retention

Another major highlight thanks to its diuretic effect is the cucumber which facilitates the removal of waste and toxins and also delays cellular aging thanks to its antioxidant properties. We propose a juice with cucumber and some more food.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • water


Wash and peel the cucumber and carrot and cut into thin slices. Chop the apple and pineapple into small portions and add all ingredients to the blender. Add a little water, measured with a glass, and processed to juicing.


Grape juice, orange and strawberry for water retention

Another suitable juice for water retention with a delicious flavor is the one prepared with grape, orange and strawberry. They all provide a great deal of fluid to the body and therefore allow the body to excrete more fluids.


  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 oranges


You only have to chop the grapes (get rid of the pips) and strawberries, squeeze the juice from the oranges and process them all together in a blender. When the juice is ready you can strain it to get a smoother texture.


Other aids for water retention

You can also get rid of water retention faster by following these tips by OneHowTo:

  • How to remove fluid retention in the legs
  • The best teas for fluid retention

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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