1. Drink cranberry juice.
It has diuretic properties and is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium that help maintain proper fluid balance. So, drink a cup of unsweetened cranberry juice daily for relief. You can also take cranberry pills.
2. Cut high sodium foods out of your diet.
Salt absorbs water and causes water retention.
3. Drink more water.
It may seem counter intuitive, but an effective way to reduce water retention is to drink more water. When you are well hydrated, your body is less likely to hold onto excess water in an attempt to maintain sodium balance. Aim to drink half your weight in ounces each day. Avoid dehydrating beverages such as tea, coffee and alcohol, which can make fluid retention worse.
4. Eat more bananas.
They are rich in potassium which helps to eliminate fluid retention.
5. Elevate your feet.
Lie down and elevate your feet when resting and taking breaks – standing or sitting all day can cause fluids to drain into your feet and legs.
Exercising at least 20 minutes a day has been known to help control water retention.