Uric acid is a waste product that is formed inside the body when purines are broken down. Uric acid is found in blood and is filtered out by the kidneys and flushed out through the urine. If there is an excess of purine consumption, the uric acid concentration in the body would also increase. This causes excess uric acid in the body which is putting the person at major risk of many health issues including gout. Thus, people who are diagnosed with high uric acid levels in the body must take care of the diet. They need to cut down on foods that release purines whose further breakdown releases uric acid.
This video is very informative as it mentions foods that can help in controlling uric acid in the body. The gout diet helps in lowering the levels and reducing the risk.
- High fibre foods- Fibre helps in controlling uric acid and therefore, you must consume high-fibre foods such as beans, legumes and whole grains.
- Olive oil- If you have high uric acid, add a teaspoon of olive oil to every meal. This is low-fat oil that won’t cause weight gain.
- Lemon juice- Consume one glass of warm water with lemon juice in the morning to manage uric acid levels in the body.
- Coconut water, aloe vera juice and amla juice- This combination is great to combat high uric acid.
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