The cause of gout is an excessive uric acid in the body which leads to the formation of hard crystals in and around the joints.
Gout is characterized by joint inflammation, stiffness, swelling and pain which cause terrible discomfort.
Uric acid is formed when purines decompose. These purines can be obtained from many foods and if more purines are included in your diet, uric acid will be increased which can cause gout.
You can effectively treat gout problems by lowering the level of uric acid in your body.
Also, you need to reduce foods which are high in purines including red meat and sea foods.
Make sure to include in your diet foods which are low in purines such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Also, you can consume lentils, asparagus, and beans.
Avoid alcohol, foods with high saturated fats content, and foods with process sugar such as high-fructose corn syrup.
Overweight can also cause gout issues, so make sure to exercise regularly and have a balanced diet which will keep you in shape.
In order to be well hydrated and eliminate uric acid, drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Natural remedies for treating gout
- Baking soda
Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water. Consume it on a daily basis. It will prevent gout, but if you already have gout, increase the dosage. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water.
- Lemon juice
You need to squeeze ½ lemon juice into 8 ounces of warm water. Consume this drink in the morning.
- Apple cider vinegar
Just mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water. Consume it before breakfast, on an empty stomach in order to prevent gout. Also, to get your body to be alkaline and to remove uric acid buildup, consume this drink before lunch and dinner.
Source: Time For Natural Health Care