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:

· Spinach

· Kale

· Collards

· Avocado

· Lettuce

· Sweet potatoes

· Cabbage

· Blueberries

· Apples

· Pineapple

· Cherries

· Bananas

· Turmeric

· Ginger

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.


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General Health Warning

All the information and advice provided by Niki Craveiro does not intend to substitute a medical healthcare GP! Please note that if you are suffering from a condition that requires the attention of a medical practitioner or even suffer symptoms of that concern, please consult with your GP.  In addition, if you intend to take supplements and particularly medication, please consult with your healthcare provider. 

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