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Odd Foods that Reduce Weight

Updated on May 10, 2011

These foods are odd in that nobody knows their exact mechanism to reduce weight. Some people promote their diuretic effect to be responsible for weight loss, through eliminating the excess body water.

They involve some vegetables, fruits, herbs, and even protein. Whether it is their negative calorie effect, diuretic, binding fat and preventing their absorption, or detoxification effect that reduces weight, it is not obviously clear but they are found to be accompanied with weight loss.

The good thing about these foods is that, they all natural, they are rich sources of Potassium, and they have a detoxifying effect.

Does Diuretics Have a Slimming Effect?

Medicinally, diuretics are given to patients with hypertension and portal hypertension, to excrete water that is migrated to other oragns (spleen, veins ..etc). Water retention is another indication  of using diuretics, yet the problem of using medicinal diuretics is the loss of Potassium in water, and the need to monitor blood pressure.

If your preferred way to lose weight through diuretics, it is far better if you use diuretic food, it is much safer and very rich with potassium.

Cranberry juice
Cranberry juice
Brussel sprouts
Brussel sprouts
Juniper berry
Juniper berry

Odd Foods List

These foods may help flush out water to excrete retained water, detoxify your body and give you some negative calorie effect. After all you will enjoy eating or drinking many of them.

1. Green tea

2. Celery

3. Parsley

4. Dandelion

5. Juniper berries

6. Asparagus

7. Artichoke

8. Melon

9. Watercress

10. A high protein diet

11. Cranberry juice

12. Apple cider vinegar

13. Nettle

14. Dandelion leaf tea

15. Fennel

16. Any Natural foods with high water content

17. Watermelons

18. Cucumbers

19. Onions

20. Garlic

21. Brussel Sprouts

22. Beets

23. Oats

24. Cabbage

25. Carrots

26. Lettuce

27. Tomatoes

28. Horseradish


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    • viveresperando profile image


      7 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Going to have to bookmark this list! Great share!

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Interesting list and as you say, there is no negative harm that will come if you eat these foods, so why not add more of them to your diet for the potential additional benefit of weight loss?

    • giseladperez profile image


      8 years ago from Massachustts, USA

      What an interesting list! A lot of the foods on this list are also beneficial to people with health problems.


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