Increased amounts of uric acid in the body can start crystalizing in the joints and lead to a condition called gout, which is pretty similar to arthritis. If you’re experiencing swelling, stiffness and extreme joint pain you’re probably suffering from gout. The trickiest thing about this condition is that its symptoms can develop in a matter of hours and soon become unbearable.
Your body produces uric acid by decomposing chemicals known as purines. If your diet is consisted mainly of food rich in purines it can increase the uric acid amount in your body and cause gout. Gout can be a very painful condition and if you’ve developed the condition and want to do something to relieve your symptoms and eliminate the pain you need to change the way you eat entirely and also make some lifestyle changes.
The first thing you need to know is that sea food and meat are purine rich foods which is why you need to eliminate them from your diet. Start eating more vegetables and fruits instead and also avoid processed foods, sugars and alcohol.
You need to start some kind of physical activity and exercise regularly because excess weight can also influence the development of this condition. You must hydrate your body and drink higher amounts of water because it will help you eliminate the uric acid from your joints. Eliminate sodas and sugary drinks and drink plenty of freshly squeezed juices, herbal teas and water.
Natural remedies against gout
There are many natural remedies against gout which have proven to be really effective. Here are a few of the most effective ones.
Baking soda – Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it every morning to reduce the uric acid amounts. If you already have gout, increase the amount of baking soda up to a whole teaspoon.
Lemon infused water – Lemon water has many beneficial properties among which lowering the amount of uric acid. Lemon juice has the ability to alkalize the body and create unfavorable conditions for uric acid crystallization. Every morning, before you eat breakfast, drink a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice to prevent gout.
ACV – ACV has similar properties to lemon and it too can make your body more alkaline, thus preventing uric acid crystallization. It also contains malic acid which can effectively eliminate uric acid from your body. Mix a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water and drink it before lunch and dinner every day to effectively prevent or treat gout.