Two young women in party dresses

Ready for your little black dress?

The party season is just about upon us!  Whether you’re going all out for a black-tie dinner or dressing to impress on a girls’ night, this is the time of year is perfect for getting glammed-up and gorgeous. Your hair appointment is booked, you’ve tested your make-up, and your favourite little black dress is good to go: you’re ready to party… but nothing puts the brakes on a party mood faster than abdominal bloating caused by water retention.

If your little black dress is looking more stretched and snug around your tummy rather than sleek and chic, it’s possible you’re suffering from water retention. Increased alcohol intake, along with late nights and carb-laden food at this time of year, can all change the way our tummies react and leave us looking bloated and feeling uncomfortable.

What causes water retention?

There are a variety of causes that can lead to the onset of uncomfortable water retention and bloating, most of which can be alleviated naturally and simply.  The most common causes of water retention and related bloating at this time of year include:

Eating processed foods – processed foods tend to contain high quantities of sodium (salt) which can cause the body to retain excess water and could contribute to making your tummy feel bloated. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables, and drinking plenty of water, can help regulate the level of sodium in your body, reducing the risk of developing a swollen tummy.

Sitting still for too long – periods of immobility can lead to that uncomfortable bloated feeling. Long journeys, for example, can mean sitting in the same position for several hours, making our tummies feel sore and swollen upon arrival.  Try and move about as much as you can, and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Changes in hormone levels – many women suffer from bloating at some point during their menstrual cycle when hormonal levels fluctuate. Some slight bloating is usually unavoidable, but by taking steps to alleviate fluid retention, you will probably find that things improve, wherever you are in your cycle.

Beat the bloat with a herbal remedy for water retention

You can help to get rid of water retention by eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh food, and keeping active. You can boost the effects of your lifestyle choices by taking a herbal water retention remedy but do always choose herbal medicines that carry the THR symbol as your guarantee of quality and safety.

Traditional herbal remedies have been used for centuries to alleviate the symptoms of water retention.  Choose a herbal remedy in convenient tablet form that contains a blend of the following traditional remedies so that you can feel confident and look your best for the party season:

Dandelion Root and Leaves – act as a natural diuretic and cause the kidneys to increase the volume of urine and expel the extra salt accumulated inside the body.

Uva Ursi –  is used to help to alleviate swelling of the bladder and has diuretic properties that help reduce excessive fluid held in the body’s tissues.

Buchu Leaf – helps to eliminate swelling due to salt intake or everyday water retention.

HRI Water Balance tablets contain all of these active ingredients. They are formulated to help to gently relieve the symptoms of water retention and the accompanying discomfort, allowing you to enjoy all the festivities to the full!

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