Ways To Effortlessly Treat Leg Swelling At Home

By | October 26, 2016

1. Your Diet

One thing that may be causing your legs to swell up is the foods you eat. This has to do with how much salt you put in your body.

Are you putting too much salt in your body?

The recommended amount of sodium consumption that people need is 10 and 8 grams for men and women, respectfully. A good rule of thumb is that anywhere between 11 and 12 grams of sodium may be pushing it.

What do you do if you are starting to taste salty?

A good way to dispel sodium from your body is by eating foods rich in potassium.


Potassium-rich foods
Food Amount (mg) Food Amount (mg)
Parsley (raw) 1000 Sea bream (tai) 470
Avocado 720 King trumpet mushrooms 460
Spinach (raw) 690 Skipjack (tuna) 430
Fermented Soy Beans (natto) 660 Chicken breast 420
Sweet potato 540 Pork 410
Garlic chives 510 Banana 360

* Amount representative of 100g serving size

In the table shown above, banana, spinach, and avocado have been shown in bold. The reason for this is that unlike other foods listed; these three require less time to prepare and could be eaten as a snack. That is way you should try eating a banana when your legs start swelling up.

2. Pressure Point Healing

Pressure points have been used for healing in China since accent times and remains today as traditional Chinese medicine. Today it is often referred to as acupressure points, or just acupressure.

How does it even work?

The nerve ends in your body are connected and by applying pressure on specific parts of your body it is said to be connected to exterior conditions, such as constipation, tiredness, and pain tolerance.

Don’t you need special tools to do that?

Although pressure point therapy is often done with the use of needles, the same effect can be achieved using only your fingers.

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