Natural Treatments for Gout

Natural Treatments for Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when someone has high uric acid in their blood. When the uric acid is high, it creates crystals deep within joints and intense pain beginning in a joint anywhere on the body, but often in one big toe. This pain occurs as the uric acid becomes crystalized in the shape of needles. Natural treatments for gouty arthritis may include:

1. Tart cherry juice

Tart cherry juice is a natural juice that assists in reducing inflammation while increasing antioxidants and so much more. The juice intake is helpful towards gouty arthritis, as the uric acid levels tend to decrease, which reduces the symptoms that occur due to flare ups as well. 

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a yellow seasoning that is generally used to flavor food items. Although it is used to flavor food items, its components have the ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. When inflammation flares up, it causes Arthritis pain, so its use would tremendously reduce the pain of Gout. According to research, 5500 to 1,000 milligrams a day, keeps the inflammation away. 

3. Anti-inflammatory foods

There are a variety of foods that many of us are unaware of, that have the ability of reducing inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation is present when it tries to protect our bodies while enduring an infection, injury or illness. The problem occurs when there is too much inflammation in the body. Too much inflammation can cause lead to health issues such as autoimmune diseases, arthritis and more. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are full of antioxidants and components that reduce inflammation. 

4. Fish

Fatty fish are filled with Omega-3’s which are EPA’s (Docosahexaenoic acid) and DHA’s (eicosapentaenoic acid). These acids reduce inflammation and keep your heart, and kidneys healthy. 

5. Avocados

Avocados are packed with vitamins such as magnesium, fiber and potassium. There is a natural sugar component in Avocados which assists in reducing inflammation. A few avocados within a week can make a difference in inflammation levels. 

6. Grapes

Green on Red grapes contain components called anthocyanins and resveratrol which reduces inflammation throughout the body. Not only does this fruit reduce inflammation, but it reduces heart disease, diabetes,cancer related concerns and much more. 

7. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of Vitamin C, potassium, and a variety of healthy components. The component Lycopene resides in tomatoes and is known to reduce inflammation. Cooking Tomatoes in olive oil also maximizes the anti-inflammatory component, lycopene.

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