Still feeling the post-holiday bloat or just have a tendency to hold extra water weight?
Replace one of your current meals per day with one of these diuretic food options and you will get rid of the bloat quickly and naturally.
Breakfast – OATMEAL
Oats are one the best foods to eat in order to rid of yourself of water weight and cholesterol issues. Pick up organic rolled or steel cut oats. To make them the most digestible, soak them overnight in water. When you are ready to cook, boil the oats in the water they soaked in and then allow them to simmer for 20-25 minutes. Dress up your oatmeal with a little coconut oil or ghee, and for sweetness try honey, pure maple syrup or organic blueberries with cinnamon.
Lunch – ADZUKI BEANS and BROWN RICE
Want to get rid of that water weight quickly? Pack a serious punch with this yummy lunch option.
Adzuki beans are red beans that are a very powerful diuretic and so is brown rice so you will feel better in no time after this meal. If you want to make them fresh, soak your beans overnight and get rid of the soaking water before cooking them. Also remember to add a 3 inch piece of kombu to the beans when you cook them in order to make them more digestible. Add salt, pepper, garlic and any other spices you enjoy. A second option is to buy them already cooked. Eden Foods sells canned organic adzuki beans already prepared with kombu. All you have to do is heat them on the oven and add your preferred spices. Once you have your beans, combine with your cooked organic brown rice for a filling and nutritious meal.
Dinner – ROASTED CARROTS, ASPARAGUS and BRUSSELS SPROUTS with GARLIC
All 4 of these ingredients have diuretic properties and roasting is the preferred method of cooking during the winter so your body is going to love this meal. Rinse, slice and season your carrots, asparagus and brussels sprouts with good quality olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and rosemary. Roast them with a few cloves of garlic at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. The veggies will be tender and delicious. Eat a generous portion for dinner or have it as a side dish with your protein choice.
With love and gratitude,