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Are parsley and celery natural diuretics?

So you indicate that parsley & celery are natural diuretics but while on holiday in Mexico I drank a parsley, celery smoothie every morning & my abdomen inflated so that I looked 6 months pregnant for the whole holiday. It wasn't until I returned home & stopped putting celery & parsley in my smoothies that the huge bloating reduced. Why would these diuretics cause me to retain fluid?

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4 years ago

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Each person reacts differently so I cannot say for sure. However, I would also note that the difference is that you are eating produce from a different country and there may have also been other ingredients in the smoothie that were responsible for this reaction.
...and fluid retention would typically go to the extremities well before the abdomen off "third space" retention: the ankles and feet and fingers first. Bloat and retention are not the same thing.

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