All over the world, there are millions of people who suffer from water retention. Often time, the diet is to blame for such problems, as eating salty foods can lead to excess water weight. Unfortunately, the water retention is seen at the level of the entire body, face included. The puffy eyes and under-eye bags can appear because of water retention, being aggravated by the lack of sleep and bad habits, such as going to sleep with your makeup on. In the paragraphs that follow, we will talk about asparagus being a natural remedy for water retention and bloating. Bonus: a delicious recipe for you to try out!
Losing weight is an important matter for a lot of people, especially since it can guarantee good health. Many people engage in physical exercise, in order to look fit, but they fail to take into account the diet. If you do not drink sufficient quantities of water, but you eat a lot of salt, it is bound that you are going to suffer from water retention and bloating. The puffy eyes are going to add years to your face, not to mention how bad dehydrated skin look likes. You can fight such problems by changing your diet, eating fresh vegetables, such as asparagus, on a regular basis. Thanks to these healthy choices, you can forget all about puffiness under eyes and enjoy your fresh-looking appearance.
Asparagus is considered as one of the healthiest foods out there, with numerous beneficial properties to enjoy. This vegetable contains a wide range of healthy mineral and vitamins, all of them necessary for the health of the skin (vitamin A, E, C, K, chromium etc.). Asparagus is also known to contain glutathione, a substance which has detoxifying properties. When a person consumes asparagus, this active substance breaks down substances that have carcinogenic properties and eliminates harmful free radicals from the body. Last, but not least, you should know that asparagus has a high content of antioxidants, being able to slow down the aging process (once again, it neutralizes the free radicals that contribute to the aging of the skin).
If you are interested in losing all that extra weight and also getting rid of puffy eyes, we recommend that you try out the asparagus & hazelnut salad. Sure, you will have keep on using eye creams, but you have to try out such healthy eating choices as well. This salad does not take too long to prepare; in fact, it is ready in just twenty minutes. For two servings, you will require the following ingredients: asparagus (two bunches), manchego (1/4 cup), raw hazelnuts (1/2 cup). Before you begin preparing this salad, you can steam or grill the asparagus, as you desire. It is also worth mentioning that manchego is actually a hard sheep’s milk cheese and, for the making of this recipe, it has to be finely shredded.
No salad is complete without a dressing, for which you will require the following ingredients: fresh lemon juice (from one lemon), lemon zest (from ½ lemon), olive oil (1 tbsp.), raw honey (2 tbsp.), sea salt (1 pinch) and black pepper (to taste).
While the asparagus is in the steamer/on the grill, it is recommended that you take a pan and begin roasting the hazelnuts. Keep them over medium heat, for about ten minutes, then remove them from the heat and start chopping. Once the asparagus is done, chop it as well. Prepare the dressing for the salad by mixing all of the above-mentioned ingredients, until they are evenly combined. Pour the dressing over the asparagus and mix well. Top the salad with the chopped hazelnuts and shredded cheese.
This salad can be enjoyed as a main dish or as an appetizer, being low in calories and yet delicious in taste. The biggest benefit is the reduction of water retention, with asparagus having healthy, anti-bloating properties. You can consume this salad at any meal and it is guaranteed the way you will look and feel after such meals. It is recommended to eat asparagus on a regular basis, in order to benefit from its healthy properties. And, do not forget, you have to cut back on your salt intake, in order to prevent water retention in the future.
The diet is often one of the main factors responsible for problems such as water retention, bloating and puffy eyes. The good news is that you can change all that, by including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. As you have seen, asparagus is a healthy vegetable to include within the daily meals, not to mention it has a delicious taste when grilled. If you are looking to fight bloating and enjoy a rejuvenated aspect of the skin, you need to change your diet, with asparagus becoming your friend.