Food for Uric Acid Patients

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When too much uric acid accumulates in the blood, tissues and urine of a patient this condition is also known as gout (a painful type of arthritis). Uric acid is a byproduct of certain foods so gout is closely related to diet.

Eat Plenty of Raw Fruits and Vegetables
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Consume plenty of pure quality water. Good fluid intake promotes the excretion of uric acid from the body.

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When an attack strikes or just for prevention, turn to fresh fruits and vegetables such as cherries, blueberries and strawberries. Also drink celery juice diluted with water.

Blueberries and strawberries
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It’s safe to eat and enjoy foods like rice, millet, starchy vegetables, green vegetables, corn, fruit, cheese, eggs, nuts and milk.

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Purines are organic compounds that contribute to uric acid production, so maintain a diet low in purines. Avoid anchovies, mackerel, shellfish, asparagus, herring, meat, mushroom, mussels, sardines, peanuts, baker’s and brewer’s yeast, mincemeat and sweetbreads.

Asparagus
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Avoid all alcohol as it increases the production of uric acid. Also limit the amount of caffeine consumed daily.

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References

  • Prescription For Nutritional Healing; Phyllis A. Balch, CNC & James F. Balch, M.D.; 2000
  • The Doctors Book of Home Remedies II; Sid Kirchheimer; 1993
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