When too much uric acid builds up in the body, it can manifest in one of the most painful forms of arthritis known as Gout. Most often, it occurs due to unhealthy diet, and is more common in men than in women.
How Uric Acid Affects The Body
High levels of uric acid in the blood is called hyperuricemia, and can result from either increased production of uric acid in the body or decreased excretion of it through the kidneys. When uric acid levels are very high, crystals can form in our joints and various other body parts, and can also cause various painful problems in our body, including gout.
Normal Uric Acid Levels
Men: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL
Women: 2.4-6.0 mg/dL
A few people who suffer from gout experience a catalyst abandon which obstructs the purine separation process.
Lead exposure can also be a cause for developing gout.
People who underwent organ transplantation are particularly sensitive.
Factors That Contribute to a High Uric Acid Level
High uric acid levels can also result from diabetes or acidosis, hypothyroidism, abundance liquor utilization, diet rich in purines, which are broken down into uric acid, renal inadequacy, hereditary factors, chemotherapy tumors, and different type of medications, such as diuretics.
Foods to Avoid
4. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
5. Avoid fried and processed food high in fat and calories
11. Foods that can reduce uric acid levels
12. Foods loaded with fibers
13. Food rich in fiber absorbs and eliminates the uric acid from the body, thus reducing the uric acid levels in the blood.
14. Oranges, strawberries, pears or apples. It is also recommended drinking green papaya tea.
16. You should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water during the day. Large amounts of water will eliminate the excess uric acid from the body. Also, it will lower the risk of recurrent gout attacks.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural cleanser and detoxifier, and has malic acid, which is helpful in breaking down and eliminating uric acid.
Add one teaspoon of raw, and organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink this solution two or three times a day.
17. Lemon juice
Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a glass of warm water. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.
Continue for at least 4 weeks.
Include foods which are rich in antioxidants, such as tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, blueberries and other foods rich in vitamin C.
18. Baking Soda
Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Consume four glasses of this mixture on daily basis, for two weeks. You can consume it every two hours.
19. Olive Oil & Coconut Oil
Most vegetable oils turn into unhealthy fats so you need to be avoiding those at all costs. Also they destroy the vital vitamin C in the body, which is essential for controlling uric acid levels.
20. Cut Back On Alcohol, Especially Beer