Gout is a type of arthritis that is symbolized with intense joint pain. It especially affects the joints near the big toe. Most of the time, the attacks of pain occur during the night and are come alongside with heat in the area, swelling, and redness.
Gout occurs as a result of infection, dehydration, injury, crash diet, excess alcohol intake, sodas, and so on, leading to uric acid accumulation in the blood, also known as hyperuricemia.
The body produces uric acid in the blood that is later transported to the kidneys, and then threw out through the urine. But, in case the uric acid levels are increased, the kidneys can’t process them in the right manner and thus, it starts accumulating in the form of crystals around joints and provoking gout.
Luckily, there is a natural way to get rid of gout. If you suffer from chronic gout, you need to treat it with particular medications, although the healthy lifestyle and diet will reduce the acute gout attacks.
Take a look at the following most common reasons for the occurrence of gout:
Severe illness or surgery
Beginning with a treatment for uric acid reducing
Diuretic medications for hypertension, edema, or heart failure
Excess alcohol consumption
A diet extremely rich in purine foods
So, if you want to reduce the gout symptoms, you have to make certain diet changes and changes in your lifestyle. Eat more colorful veggies and fruits, lean meat, whole grains, and seafood.
Follow the below-listed tips if you want to reduce the uric acid crystals in your body:
Lower the intake of foods rich in saturated fats from high-fat dairy products, fatty poultry, and red meats
Reduce the alcohol consumption
Reduce the consumption of cakes, white bread, and candy
Don’t drink beverages which are sugar-sweetened
Avoid products which are high in fructose corn syrup
Drink a lot of water, natural juices, and sugar-free herbal teas
Reduce the proteins intake from fish, poultry, and lean meat
Fight stress by walking in nature, meditation, yoga, and listening to music
Increase the vitamin C intake
These natural tonics will help you to fight gout:
To prevent the creation of uric acid crystals and to alkalize the body, drink 1 glass of lemon water on an empty stomach each morning
Drink 1 glass of water with ½ tsp. of baking soda on a daily basis, because sodium bicarbonate lowers the levels of uric acid
Drink 1 glass of water with 1 tbsp. of ACV before lunch and dinner on a daily basis to eliminate the uric acid and to alkalize the body
Increase the intake of these foods:
Devil’s Claw’s extract – it’s rich in anti-inflammatory features approved by the Zurich Hospital
Pineapple – It is high in bromelain that provides powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
Grapes, cherries, and berries – They are abundant in proanthocyanidins and anthocyanidins which contain anti-inflammatory properties
Flaxseed – They reduce serum uric acid, according to the findings in the Fluminense University
Turmeric –it’s main active ingredient, curcumin, acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent and promotes the kidneys function
Parsley – It has 2 of the 15 flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol) that lower the uric acid in the body
To reduce the swelling and joint pain, apply hot and cold compresses for 15 minutes, each 2 or 3 hours
To soothe the inflammation and the pain in the big toe, soak it in Epsom salt, twice a week
The following remedy is going to reduce the uric acid levels in the body:
1 cup of pineapple chunks
1 ginger root
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and then drink the mixture on a daily basis.
If you follow the above-listed tips, in a short period of time you will see great improvements !