3 medicinal soups against fluid retention

3 sopas medicinales contra la retención de líquidos
The more pleasant and natural way to eliminate excess fluids that we build up in the body and cause us to swelling and heaviness involves consuming food with diuretic properties that in addition we like for their taste.
In this article we propose three delicious soups which help you to remove liquids, and to provide you a large amount of nutrients: soup, onion and bay leaf, green asparagus soup and cold soup of cucumber and Mint. Try them and avail of the results!

Be careful with the salt

When it comes to salt these soups, we recommend using a small amount of sea salt since, if we take it in large quantity or use refined salt (or table salt), we will be achieving precisely the opposite effect.
We can also substitute sea salt for sea water that is sold in dietary and some supermarkets. Unlike the salt water marine regulates the fluids of the body in a natural way.
Another option to reduce the amount of salt is to Add spices and other foods that add flavor to the soup, such as algae, Sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.
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Soup onion and bay leaf

The onion soup is a classic recipe that has been consumed for decades because it was cheap and medicinal.
The onion, as well as give a mild flavor to the soup, it is a powerful diuretic which helps us to clean our kidneys and, as a consequence, to facilitate the Elimination of excess fluids and toxins.
Many people do not Digest well the raw onion, so this option is a good way to benefit from their virtues without that we feel bad.
You can season it with many spices. In this recipe, we suggest that you add you laurel, a medicinal plant of diuretic properties that will give a very special flavor to the soup.
Ingredients for soup:
  • 1 large onion.
  • 1 cup (200 ml) homemade vegetable broth.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • Olive oil.
  • Sea salt.
  • Fry the onion cut into small pieces and bay leaf with very little oil and a pinch of salt. We cover the casserole so that you release well water.
  • When the onion is soft, add the glass of vegetable broth and leave it to cook for 10 minutes.
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Green asparagus soup

Asparagus stands out for its diuretic ability, since it activates the blood supply to the kidneys and helps increase the filtration and elimination of urine. In addition, its flavor is delicious, so if we eat it in soup or cream and sauteed as a side dish.
Ingredients for soup:
  • 4 raw asparagus.
  • 1 clove of garlic.
  • 150 ml of homemade vegetable broth.
  • 30 ml white wine.
  • Sweet or smoked paprika.
  • Olive oil.
  • Sea salt.
  • Fry the garlic clove with the asparagus, cut into very small pieces.
  • When they soften, add the white wine and, a few seconds later, the vegetable broth along with the oil and salt.
  • Let Cook for half hour to simmer.
  • Decorate with paprika.
If we want a more consistent dish, you can add boiled egg shredded or by pieces of Turkey sausage.

Cold cucumber and Mint soup

This soup is perfect for hot days in which is often aggravate water retention. It is a raw soup, so it is very similar to the recipe of gazpacho or vegetable juices we know.
Cucumber It is one of the more diuretic vegetables and, along with Mint, will help us to eliminate liquids naturally while we enjoy a light and refreshing dish.
  • 2 medium or 1 large cucumber.
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint leaves.
  • Olive oil.
  • Apple Cider vinegar.
  • Salt Sea or sea water.
  • Black pepper.
  • Yogurt (optional).
  • Beat all ingredients well until we get a very fine texture.
  • If we use instead of sea water sea salt maybe we will have to add a little water (about 50 ml) to facilitate the process.
  • We will decorate the soup with fresh mint, pepper and, if you wish, with a little yogurt.
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