If you ever feel intense, sharp pain, and stiffness and swelling in the joints, it means that you have gout problem. Irregular waste elimination leads to the accumulation of uric acid in the joints which leads to this condition. Even though the increased levels of uric acid in the blood represent hyperuricemia, which is a common problem in the case of gout, it doesn’t necessarily mean that in the case of hyperuricemia, a person will develop gout as well. When the kidneys aren’t able to expel the uric acid from the body properly, it creates deposits in the joints, thus creating inflammation. Luckily, there are many natural remedies which can help you prevent the crystallization of uric acid.
To handle this health issue, you must start off from changing your diet. You should start consuming more lean meat, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and reduce the intake of alcohol, sugars, and processed foods. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water in order to keep the body hydrated and help it to naturally remove uric acid, waste, and toxins. Additionally, drink tea, fresh juices, and reduce your stress. These methods will relieve pain caused by gout:
Add half a teaspoon in half a glass of water, and drink it regularly. In cases of gout attacks, you should take a teaspoon of this mixture.
Apple cider vinegar
Thanks to the malic acid in it, apple cider vinegar will alkalize your body. Moreover, malic acid dissolves uric acid and eliminates it from the body.
Add a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of water, and drink this solution twice a day, before your lunch and dinner.
Alkaline foods and drinks
These foods prevent the deposits of uric acid. Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of lukewarm water, and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.
Other foods beneficial in cases of gout:
- Turmeric – thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Flaxseeds – reduce the levels of uric acid in the body.
- Pineapples – the bromelain in pineapples has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and also acts as an analgesic agent.