shutterstock_136300655You might be thinking, is this bro crazy?  Its OK, I wouldn’t believe it either if I didn’t experiment with these natural ingredients first.  These ingredients are considered natural diuretics to help you shed water weight that causes you to look soft and bloated in your swimsuit.  Some might counter that diuretics are not good for you because of the potentially harmful effects if taken to the extreme.  More recently, herbal and natural water-loss systems have improved vastly as the result of scientific research and study. Water can now be reduced to the desirable level without any effect on a person’s health.

Here are several natural ingredients that can be purchased at your local drug, vitamin, or health food store (generally sports nutrition diuretic products have all these included in the proper dosage):

Juniper Berry Fruit – A juniper berry is unusually fleshy and has merged scales that give it the berrylike appearance. Juniper berries have been suggested to aid in kidney and bladder function, as well as facilitate the overall digestive process in the body.

Dandelion Root – While a large percentage of the population regards dandelion as nothing more than a pesky weed, Dandelions have been used for generations to promote normal digestion, regularity and circulation. While it´s completely safe to ingest, avoid harvesting those from your yard or the wild, as they probably contain pesticides.

Uva Ursi Extract – Uva Ursi has resilient antioxidant properties and has been used for years as a natural way to help support healthy kidneys and liver.

Nettle Leaf Extract Extract – Nettle leaf is considered to be a natural diuretic. It facilitates the process of excreting excess fluid out of the body, thus helping with water retention issues before an event or photo shoot.

As an alternative, foods that are high in diuretic properties include asparagus, beets, lettuce, carrots, and brussel sprouts.

Now that your body is ready for the 303 Pool Party Series, will you be?  Grab your swimsuit, sunblock and your best pickup line, and join us Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.