Water retention or also known as edema is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues and cavities as well as the circulatory system.
It occurs due to an imbalance in your hydration levels. This may cause your body to hang on to the remnant water, making you feel heavier and less active than usual causing swelling in the feet, hands, ankles, and legs.
Magnesium is an extremely important mineral.
It’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health, but many people don’t reach the reference daily intake (RDI) of 400 mg.
Seeds Are Incredibly Healthy
Flax, pumpkin and chia seeds — contain high amounts of magnesium.
Pumpkin seeds are a particularly good source, with 150 mg in a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. This amounts to a whopping 37% of the RDI.
In addition, seeds are rich in iron, monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids.
What’s more, they’re extremely high in fiber. In fact, nearly all of the carbs in seeds come from fiber.
They also contain antioxidants, which protect your cells from harmful free radicals produced during metabolism.