There is absolutely no doubt about it. Gout is one of the most painful illnesses you can have. This is an illness I suffer from time to time and when I have it I really am in agony. Gout is known as the “rich mans disease” but now in the modern era we know this is not so. Gout can be attributed to many things with the main culprits being as shown at the bottom of this article. I decide to carry out some research into this problem so therefore I have added some foods below you should use and some to avoid. I would seriously give these a try. I have and it as helped me no end.
5 recommended foods
1, Water – water is an absolute must because it helps in flushing out your body thus ridding it of any excessive uric acid(the acid which causes Gout) also it aids in keeping your kidneys refreshed so they continue to work as they should. Your kidneys are a filter for draining uric acid.
2, Cherries – It has now been proved that cherries actually contain a chemical which it a great source for fighting Gout. Cherry juice is a great provider of the nutrients needed to combat the onset of Gout. My father actually tried cherryade when he had gout and as silly as it sound it did actually work. I would not recommend it however due to the sugary content present in fizzy drinks. Sugar can also be a contributory factor in Gout
3. Pineapple – This food is another great source of fighting Gout as it contains the same properties and nutrients as cherries.
4, Potatoes – Potatoes are an excellent food in combating Gout. They should be boiled in actual preference but mashed are fine(just another way of boiling really) but try to stay away from french fries as with these the frying process means they actually lose some of the nutrients in the cooking process.so where possible stick to boiled or jacket.
5, Essential fatty acids. Tuna, Salmon etc. are another fantastic way of relieving your Gout
Foods to avoid.
Below are a list of foods that you should avoid. This list of foods is not exhaustive and you should always be careful about what you purchase. You cannot go around looking for foods that are low in purine(the chemical that leads to uric acid) that is impractical so you should use your own common sence here. Upon my research however these are the foods I recommend you avoid.
Alcohol – Goes without saying really!!! one of the worst culprits especially Beer and Lager, Bitter(for those in the UK)Red and White wine
Sardines – high in purine
Sauces – Gravies, rich and creamy sauces.
Offal/ Organ products – Kidneys, Liver. Heart
As I have mentioned you have to find out whats best for you though as each person is different. Please do not dismiss what foods I recommend. You can work out what’s best for you.