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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.

Melon
Melon
Parsley
Parsley
Dandelion
Dandelion
Artichoke
Artichoke
Cranberry juice
Cranberry juice
Celery
Celery
Brussel sprouts
Brussel sprouts
Lettuce
Lettuce
Juniper berry
Juniper berry
Cucumber
Cucumber

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

      viveresperando 

      6 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Going to have to bookmark this list! Great share!

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 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

      giseladperez 

      7 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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