Eat less processed foods
Processed foods are loaded with sodium, which has a direct impact on fluid retention. Although adding salt to fresh meals won’t play a major role on your sodium intake, eating processed foods does. Most Americans consume multiple times the daily recommended intake of sodium, which can create much bigger problems than water retention—like cardiovascular disease. If you want to limit water retention, eat less sodium by limiting the amount of processed foods and packaged goods you consume. Processed foods also contribute to inflammation.