Eating these 5 foods can help you keep uric acid at normal levels
High levels of uric acid in the blood stream can lead to gout, a common form of arthritis. But you can effectively keep it at normal levels by maintaining good eating habits and including these 5 foods in your diet.
If you’re fond of eating cherries, cheer up because you have been unknowingly already maintaining your uric acid levels by consuming cherries, which have anti-inflammatory substances called anthocyanis that can reduce uric acid levels. Cherries help prevent crystallisation and deposition of uric acid in the joints. In addition, consumption of cherries also neutrialise the acids and help avert inflammation and soreness. Even if cherries are not your favourite fruit, consuming just 200 gms every day is enough to bring down uric acid levels.
Including foods that are high in dietary fibre, one can cut down the levels of uric acid in the blood, suggests the University of Maryland Medical Center. What happens when you consume fibre rich foods is that uric acid gets absorbed in the bloodstream, which allows it to get eliminated from your body through your kidneys. These foods include oats, broccoli, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers and carrots.
You can also reduce uric acid in the body by including vitamin c rich foods in your diet. The vitamin works by disintegrating uric acid and forcing it to flush out of the body through urine. Foods high in vitamin C include gooseberry, kiwi, guava, sweet lime, oranges, tomato and green leaf vegetables. Image source : Getty
Another effective remedy that you can rely on is French beans juice. All you have to do is consume it twice everyday to treat gout or reduce levels of uric acid. Image source : Getty
Apple cider vinegar is also effective in managing gout. Drink 2 tablespoons of vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water twice daily to treat gout. Image source : Getty
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