What to eat when I have Gout?
Gout attacks are one of the most painful conditions you can experience. The bad news is that you can have more gout attacks than you have already. According to a recent study by cure-gout, 76% of people are likely to have a recurring gout attack again. It was found that an average of 3 attacks per year was the norm among 100 gout sufferers. How can you prevent this? How an attack is caused and what foods you eat are the key factors.
Gout can be prevented. Your body produces excessive amounts of uric acids. Although the body can usually eliminate and process the acid, excessive amounts can enter the bloodstream. This acid can then crystallize around your joints and become a problem. Although uric acids are naturally produced, some of it is created by the protein we eat. Uric acid is a byproduct of an enzyme that breaks down proteins.
- Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc. – Berries are an excellent natural uric acid neutralizer. They are also rich in vitamin C and magnesium, which help the digestive system.
- Gout attacks can be prevented and managed with one secret weapon: water. Water is a fast way for your body to eliminate toxins and waste. Gout is treated with water. This advice is often ignored by most people. However, gout sufferers should drink more water than they normally do.
- Garlic- Garlic is another excellent uric acid inhibitor. This superfood will help you regulate your uric acids levels. The secret lies in the sulfur in garlic (onions make a great alternative). Instead, take a tablet.
- Good fats and oils – Surprised that I mentioned this? The American Diet does not have vitamins and minerals as many believe. It lacks good fats such as omega 3’s or 6’s. This can be found in flaxseed oil, fish, flaxseed oil and nuts other than peanuts (almonds or pecans).
- Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables. This will help reduce the pain and speed up recovery.