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Gout Home Remedies Can Mean Following a Better Diet

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When a gout sufferer looks to find relief from his gout he usually turns to his doctor first. At first the medication does work but as time goes on he finds he is also suffering from side effects that are not that pleasant. The hunt is then on for gout home remedies, since they usually address the problem without the side effects.

Gout home remedies may conjure up some different images of one working with some crazy concoctions and then eating, drinking or applying it to the affected area. Gout home remedies are not some mumbo jumbo, but it can just mean some changes in your diet and your everyday living.

Most people who suffer from gout find themselves on the heavy side. This is reasonable since most of the food associated with gout tends to be high in fat. If your diet consists of mainly food that is high in fat, it stands to reason that you are going to be on the heavy side. Foods that are high in fat usually are also high in a substance called purines which is another factor when it comes to gout.

When you eat foods that are high in purines your body then acquires high levels of uric acid which can form crystals around your joints especially the big toe. The kidneys are our body’s filtering system and are responsible for filtering out excessive uric acid. When a person is overweight the extra weight does place strain on their kidneys therefore they cannot work at the best. So knowing all this it may be a good idea to implement some gout home remedies so you can alleviate some of your pain caused from gout.

To start using some of these gout home remedies when it comes to your diet, it would be good to know what foods you should be avoiding or at least eating in moderation.

 

  • We tend to think that fish is good for us but not all fish is when it comes to gout. Fish such as mackerel, sardines, oysters, mussels and scallops have high levels of purines.
  • We know that beef is high in purines but even foods made from these types of meat such as broth, bouillon and gravies should be used in moderation.
  • Certain vegetables should also be avoided if you are a gout sufferer. Vegetables such as spinach, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas and asparagus can be rich in purines also, so if implementing some gout home remedies you can leave them off the list.

So some foods that can be added to your list when trying gout home remedies would be the following:

  1. Blueberries
  2. Celery
  3. Pineapple
  4. Vitamin C rich foods – red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, oranges and potatoes
  5. Water – at least 6 to 8 glasses a day
  6. Flaxseed, nuts and seeds

By following a better gout diet and by exercising more daily you will be implementing some gout home remedies and get your gout under control.