A Gout Diet is one the typically limits or eliminates foods that contain Purines, Sugar or Fructose, and Alcohol. Purines are metabolized into Uric Acid and become a problem when your kidneys fail to keep your uric acid levels in balance.
Preventing Gout Attacks with natural remedies and a healthy diet is essential to maintaining your quality of life.
After the pain has subsided, introduce foods High in Fiber to encourage the elimination of Uric Acid.
These foods include: Whole Grains, Nuts and Seeds, and Raw Fruits and Vegetables.
At the onset of an attack follow these suggestions of healthy Gout Diet foods to eat to help find relief.
Cherries, about 1/2 pound daily for a week when a gout attack appears. If cherries are out of season you can substitute with cherry extract to help lower uric acid.
1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily, mixed in a little water will help to break up uric acid and remove it from your body.
It also reduces inflammation in your joints and can stop a gout attack in it's track, giving you relief in as little as a few hours.
Purified water, Drink at least 1 glass every 2 waking hours to help Your body flush out the excess uric acid.
Flax seeds are an excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids, the
"Good" fats that Reduce Inflammation. Add ground up flax seeds to
juices, salads, fruit plates, or use the oil as a salad dressing.You may also consider an Omega 3 supplement such as Krill or Fish oil.
Berries, especially cherries, strawberries, and blueberries, neutralize uric acid. Eat fresh berries as snacks or for dessert, and drink a glass of cherry juice daily.
There is a very clear relationship between diet and gout. Foods that are high in a compound called purine raise uric acid levels in the body. Foods high in purine are generally protein rich and fatty foods. Gout can be reversed when you completely eliminate these foods from your diet.
The best advice I can give you is simply stay away from saturated, hydrogenated, and partially hydrogenated fats, and oils, and do not eat products made with refined flour, or high fructose corn syrup.
Last but not least, obesity has been linked to high uric acid levels in the blood. Follow a Syndrome X-type diet (one rich in plant foods, moderate protein consumption, especially fish), and exercise.
Alcohol increases uric acid levels, if you suffer from gout, you must not drink alcohol in any form.