Anyone’s list of foods that get rid of gout will not be very long. My list is no exception, however there ARE foods that are proven to help get rid of gout – gout friendly foods – and here I list them
But for one food to cure gout is a very big ask. There is a difference between getting rid of something and not causing something – it is easier to find list of foods that are low in purine and therefore helpful – ie don’t cause a gout attack..
However, every scrap of information you can get on foods to eat for gout – or not eat – can help.
My husband no longer gets gout with any frequency. From a dozen or more attacks a year he is down to one (or none) each year depending on how well he has made his food choices. But it certainly is not through the eating of one specific food item, but more through making better food choices overall and one or two keylife style choices.
Why a list of foods that get rid of gout will never be the answer
Gout occurs when uric acid builds up in the body. Sharp crystals develop in the joints throughout the body. especially in the big toes. This is where my husband used to get it.
Uric acid can also be deposited under the skin – it looks like little lumps – which are called tophi. Kidney stones are the result of a buildup of uric acids in the kidneys.
So you can see it is not a nice affliction. Very painful.
But the reason why a list of foods to get rid of gout will never be the complete answer is because most uric acid is derived from the metabolism of endogenous purine.
So although eating foods rich in purines does contribute to the total amount of uric acid in the blood it is not the main cause.
Experts suggest that you limit your intake of high purine meats and fish but studies have shown that high purine vegetables do not seem to do the same damage. So vegies are good.
Eat your greens – just like your mother told you to!
Okay, okay – THE LIST!
I was getting to it!
Each of the following has been PROVEN in medical studies. These are NOT “old wive’s tales!” These are facts.
But I’m sure you can see my point. You can’t just live on these foods – you have to eat other food items as well and it is in that combination of what you can eat and what you can’t eat that you will find the real cure.
Low purine gout diet
A low purine diet for gout has shown to be very effective. The foods listed below are all low in purines.
cheese of all kinds (remember these are high in fat)
fats of any kind
fruits of all kinds
nuts of all kinds (remember these are high in fat)
wheat bread & wheat products
Vegetables Low in Purines
The above are vegetables that are low in purines but even high purine vegetables do not appear to cause a rise in uric acid blood levels.
Hubby did not try this but it sounds promising at helping to get rid of purines
-Natural uric acid neutralizer.
-Helps relieve the pain and discomfort of gout.
-With black cherry powder extract.
-Natural diuretic properties.
Through the use of certain kinds of medications, a proper diet and exercise, gout sufferers will be able to successfully treat their condition. Has many very good reviews on Amazon.
GoutWife’s Cherry Smoothie
This is my famous Cherry Smoothie. Every ingredient in this – except the ice – is known to lower the chance of you getting gout.
1 cup non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
half cup orange juice
quarter cup tart cherry juice concentrate
1 cup crushed ice
Put yogurt, banana, orange juice, cherry juice concentrate and crushed ice in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and serve immediately.
This will make two servings of them most delicious fruit smoothie that is full of things to help the gout sufferer.
One for the husband (the gout sufferer) and one for the GoutWife, of course!