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What Foods Help The Gout In My Foot?

I was recently asked by an e-mail, “What foods help gout in my feet?” I wrote back to the sufferer and decided to write an article about gout nutrition. It’s amazing how many people are turning to natural health to treat their gout. Customers who were once incontinent and on expensive painkillers have now returned to their normal lives. You can do the same if you know which foods are good for reducing uric acid. Let me tell you why your food choices can make or break your gout. Gout is when your body is unable flush uric acid effectively.

Gout Diet

Gout can start from your diet. Gout can develop if a person eats too many purine-rich foods. Red meats, seafood and beans are all good sources of purine. Gout was once referred to as the ‘kings disease’ due to the fact that kings ate these foods. You can, however, use your diet to your benefit. Many foods and beverages that flush out uric acid or neutralize it can be found. These tips can help prevent and treat gout attacks.

  • Fruits and vegetables are a great place for starting. Certain fruits and vegetables have been shown to flush out uric acid. Strawberry juice has been shown to reduce uric acid levels and provide immediate relief for pain and inflammation.
  • Blueberries, like cherries, contain high levels of anthocyanins. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties. During an attack, you should consume 2 cups.
  • Grapes are another great option. Grapes are high in alkalines which reduce the acidity of uric acids. Grapes can also help the body eliminate uric acid. During an attack, you should consume 1 to 2 cups.
  • Beneficial effects have also been linked to cherries. A cup of cherries contains high levels of anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • The following foods are also low in purines. You can eat bananas and celery, tomatoes, cabbage, parsley green-leafy veggies, peppers red cabbage, red cabbage, oranges, mandarins, potatoes, fruit juices low fat dairy, and most breads/grains.