CHF vs a Great Diuretic Salad


It was suggested to me because of the heat to drink a spoonful of Baking Soda mixed in an eight ounce glass of water. I was told that it would help alleviate the heat waves that accost me in the afternoons and early evenings.

I tried and folks let me tell you, at this age you should not drink a spoonful of Sodium Bicarbonate. Yep, it is Salt! Needless to say, I felt nauseated at first but later in the day I felt lethargic.

When I went out for my evening walk with my husband, I felt my chest tight and my lungs not expanding. Again, at my age, I am 55, all this salt could result in CHF or Congestive Heart Failure.

I needed diuretics. Here is what I did to solve the problem of retention and it turned out amazing!

1/2 Vidalia onion sliced
8 garlic cloves slices
1/2 bunch parsley chopped
1 large tomato chopped
2 Tbsp ground Cumin
1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 head Romaine lettuce chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper

The last three ingredients are for taste and substance. All the rest are diuretics. Go figure. A delicious healthy solution without a hospital trip. Whew!

Mix well. Eat. You can thank me later. It is delicious!

An amazing salad made with love and health.


  • Corinne Rodrigues

    Sorry to hear that the heat is getting you down…The salad sounds wonderful. Adding another one to my list. Thank you :)

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Bless you Corrine, thanks. Yes, but I am also old. That does not help. :) I was amazed at the good taste of something that was also good for me.

  • Allan Douglas

    As you say, far more palatable than a trip to the ER.  And I LOVE that herb cutter; I’ve wanted one like that for years – except that for the amount of use it would get I never was willing to part with their expense.  Now that I’m growing all of our herbs, the balance may tip in it’s favor.  :-)

    • Sonia Rumzi

      I used my own parsley also Allan. It was great! I have a small flowerpot filled with  the herbs I like. To have a garden again, that would be a delight.

  • Dian4429

    The salad sounds wonderful on a hot day. Like you miss the garden.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      It is yummy if you like cumin which is very good for you. :) Thanks for stopping by Diane.