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Salt

 

I am not going into depth as to why you shouldn't have too much salt because it is simple.  The more salt you consume, the more fluid you will retain. A high sodium dies will cause water retention in your body.  This can worsen your lymphoedema. 

Salt is in;

  • bacon, ham and other cured meats
  • canned foods
  • fast food
  • ketchup and other sauces
  • salad dressings
  • soy sauce

 

Sugar

Healing herbs

No vitamins, herbs or food supplements have been proven to work for reducing swelling of lymphoedema

With this in mind there is absolutely no reason why herbs and spices can't be used to flavour food.  Why not try growing you own herbs, even if you live in a flat/apartment they grow well on a windowsill. 

Did you know?

Extra VirginCoconut oil and Extra Virgin Olive is;

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic