1. Reduce your sodium intake. When your ankles are puffy, salt is often the culprit. Bear in mind that sodium is lashed into ready-made meals, biscuits etc.
2. Drink lots of water. The body stores excess water when water is in short supply.
3. Make good dietary choices. Some foods are know diuretics (make you pee); Cucumber, watermelon, watercress, garlic, tomatoes, beets, oats and artichoke flush out the kidneys.
It’s worth noting that during your period water retention can be a nightmare. Drinking more water and avoiding salt helps.
You can also try a bath infused with essential oils that act as diuretics. Choose from Fennel, Cypress, Lemon, Juniper, Oregano, Grapefruit and Celery. The oils can be combined in particular ways to make a synergistic blend that has better impact. These synergies can be used in one bath.
Diuretic synergistic blends:
a) 3 drops of Lemon with 1 drops of Juniper
b) 2.5 drops of Fennel with 1.5 drops of Cypress
c) 1 drops of Celery with 3 drops of Grapefruit
d) 1 drops of Oregano with 3 drops of Lemon
Say bye bye to blimp ankles!
(Avoid essential oils if you are pregnant. If water retention is a persistent problem for you, see your doctor)