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Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. Although it usually affects the big toe, it can also affect other parts of the limbs, especially at joints such as the ankle, knee, wrist, or elbow. In some people it can also affect the spine and cause severe back pain.
Gout attacks can occur suddenly and disappear after a few days. But with every attack the patient can suffer debilitating pain and it keeps coming back. If you suffer from gout attacks, it may be helpful to know that this happens when high levels of uric acid circulate in the blood and some get stuck in the tissues of the joints.
Foods that cause uric acid
Uric acid is formed when the body breaks down waste products from foods containing purine. Purine is a colorless crystalline compound that forms into uric acid when it is oxidized in an acidic body.
In a normally healthy person, the kidneys can filter uric acid from the blood and excret it in the urine. However, when there is an overload of uric acid in the body or the kidneys are not efficient enough to filter, gout attacks are palpable.
Some foods with a high purine content are generally: foods with a high protein content, such as meat products, especially organ meats, seafood, peanuts, peas, lentils, flour and sugar products. Also avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco if you suffer from gout. Then drink these juice recipes regularly until you see an improvement and go a little further. I have seen many improvements with my customers who adhere to this simple dietary change.
Juice recipes to stop gout attacks
All the ingredients in these juice recipes support the kidneys, help prevent oxidation and formation of uric acid crystallines.
1. Juice to reduce the crystallization of uric acid
- 1 cucumber
- 8-10 celery ribs
- 1 green apple
- A dash of lemon juice
- 1-inch fresh ginger root
2. Analgesic pineapple juice
Pineapple juice contains bromelain and is an excellent natural painkiller. Use only freshly squeezed pineapple juice. Avoid canned or frozen pineapples because they have lost these analgesic enzymes.
Ginger contains gingerol and antioxidant properties that help relieve various inflammatory conditions such as gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides significant relief from pain caused by inflammation and helps reduce swelling and morning stiffness.
- ½ small pineapple
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 lime
- ½ inch of ginger
3. Bitter gourd stops gout Inflammation
Bitter gourd juice cleanses your liver. It helps clear up toxic blood, improves blood circulation and relieves gout pain.
- 1 green apple
- 6 ribs of celery
- 1 small or ½ large cucumber
- ¼ small bitter gourd (optional because it is bitter)
- ¼ lemon with zest
- thumb-sized ginger root
Read more about applying simple lifestyle / dietary adjustments to completely eliminate gout.
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