GOUT and arthritis are among blood conditions of people with diabetes, who are overweight, taking certain diuretics, and drinking too much alcohol. People who are on high protein diet also have increased levels of uric acid. This is when the kidneys cannot eliminate uric acid efficiently and it starts to crystallized and forming deposits in joints which lead to inflammation.
So, gout is triggered by accumulation of uric acid in the joint of the feet that comes as a result of improper removal of waste. Uric acid is an incidental product of purines. These substances can be found in many of the foods modern people consume.
Increased uric acid levels in the blood also known as hyperuricemia are commonly found in gout sufferers.
However, this indicator doesn’t always mean that people suffering from hyperuricemia will experience gout too.
In case you have high levels of uric acid or have gout or arthritis, you can prevent and eliminate this problem.
By increasing your diet on vegetables and fruits, seafood, lean mean and whole grains, avoiding saturated fat, processed sugars and avoid alcohol, you can help yourself prevent uric acid.
Medicines like allupurinol may give you relief during gout or arthritis attack but there are some natural solutions to solve the problem without side effects. Here’s how:
* Create a mixture that contains half a glass of water and ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Drink it every day. In case you are dealing with gout attacks, you can use one teaspoon in this solution.
* If you keep your body’s environment alkalized, you will be able to protect it from the negative effects of gout. That’s why you must increase the intake of alkaline drinks and foods. One good example of a drink like this is lemon juice. It can prevent the buildup of uric acid crystals. Take half a lemon and squeeze it in one glass of lukewarm water. Drink this beverage in the morning before breakfast.
* In addition, apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar that can boost the alkalinity in your body mostly because of the fact that it contains malic acid. This specific type of acid dissolves uric acid and removes them from the body. Take one glass of water (200 ml.) and pour one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar. Use this mixture twice a day, before your main meals (dinner and lunch).
* You can also count on curcumin, pineapple and flaxseeds. Curcumin is an active ingredient of turmeric and one of the main reasons why this spice is so healthy. Curcumin protects the kidneys and comes with strong anti-inflammatory properties too.
Pineapples have an active ingredient known as bromelain. Bromelain provides powerful anti-inflammatory effects and acts as an analgesic agent too while flaxseeds provide numerous health benefits and they also have the ability to lower the uric acid levels in people.