What is Gout and what to do about it!
Gout is an inflammatory disease, a form of acute arthritis, which is caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Uric acid forms uric acid crystals in the joints, and this can lead to serious complications, if left untreated.
Dietary modifications are imperative in order to avoid an attack.
Plant-based foods are a good choice, but make sure you choose anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables such as:
· Sweet potatoes
Certain supplements and oils can also help alleviate symptoms, such as Magnesium oil.
Make sure you hydrate your body with good filtered water, and herb teas such as green tea.
Avoid alcohol, and reduce coffee and stimulants that induce an attack of gout.
It’s important to consult your doctor before making any dietary changes, in order not to interfere with any other health conditions you may have, or medications you may be taking.