Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. Although it commonly affects the big toe, it may also affect other parts of the limbs especially at joints, such as at the ankle, knee, wrist or elbow. With some people, it may also affect the spine and cause a severe back pain.
Gout attacks may come on suddenly and goes away after a few days. But with each attack, the sufferer may suffer debilitating pain, and it keeps recurring. If you are suffering from gout attacks, it may be useful for you to know that it occurs when there are high levels of uric acid circulating in the blood and some get lodged in the tissues of the joints.
Foods That Cause Uric Acid
Uric acid is formed when the body breaks down waste products from foods that contain purine. Purine is a colorless crystalline compound that forms into uric acid when it is oxidized in an acidic body.
In a normal healthy person, the kidneys are able to filter uric acid from the blood and excrete it in the urine. However, when there’s an overload of uric acid in the body, or the kidneys are not efficient enough at filtering, gout attacks are felt.
Some of the foods high in purine content are generally: Foods high in protein, such as meat products especially organ meats, seafoods, peanuts, peas, lentils, flour and sugar products. Also avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco, if you suffer from gout. Then, drink these juice recipes regularly till you see an improvement, and continue some more. I have seen many improvements with my clients who stick to these simple diet 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 Uric Acid Crystalization
- 1 cucumber
- 8-10 ribs of celery
- 1 green apple
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 1-inch fresh ginger root
2. Pain-Reducing Pineapple Juice
Pineapple juice contains Bromelain and is an excellent natural pain-killer. Use only freshly squeezed pineapple juice. Avoid canned or frozen pineapple as they have lost this pain-reducing enzymes.
Ginger contains gingerol and anti-oxidant properties that help relieve various inflammatory disorders like gout, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides substantial relief in pain caused by inflammation and help decrease swelling and morning stiffness.
- ½ small pineapple
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 lime
- ½ inch ginger
3. Bitter Gourd Stops Gout Inflammation
Bitter gourd juice is liver cleansing. It helps clean up a toxic blood, improves blood circulation and relieves gout pain.
- 1 green apple
- 6 ribs celery
- 1 small or ½ a large cucumber
- ¼ small bittergourd (optional as it is bitter)
- ¼ lemon with peel
- thumb-sized ginger root