Basil for Gout

Gout and Basil

Basil in a gout diet Basil which in Latin is called Ocimim basilicum (Sweet Basil) is very familiar to most people and us Greeks use it often in our dishes. The name “basil” comes from the old Greek word basilikohn, which means “royal,” demonstrating the ancient Greeks attitudes towards an herb that they held to be very…

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Oatmeal for gout diet

Gout and Oatmeal

Does oatmeal belong in a gout diet? Many gout sufferers ask if oatmeal is good or bad for them since it contains some purines. I can’t help but chuckle when I hear that. The truth is oatmeal and all types of oats are good for you in a gout diet, you have nothing to be…

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Bananas and Gout

Gout and Bananas

A banana a day keeps the gout away! Bananas originated in Southeast Asia particularly in Malaysia around 4000 years ago then spreading to the Philippines and India. Today the Americas are the largest producers of bananas being brought over here by Portuguese explorers mainly grown in Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Bananas are a unique…

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Parsley for Gout

Gout and Parsley

Parsley: Should it be in your gout diet? Parsley has been cultivated for over 2000 years and is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. Parsley was first used as medicine before being consumed as a food. Parsley is a part of the carrot family and you’ll usually find two types, the curly parsley or…

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Honey for Gout

Gout and Honey

Health benefits of honey in a gout diet Honey has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and is also a key ingredient in over 600 remedies in ancient Hindu vedic texts, even the ancient Egyptians expounded the medicinal properties of honey containing honey in almost all of their remedies. It was also…

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Gout and Olive Oil

Gout and Olive Oil

How important is olive oil in a gout diet? The olive, one of the oldest foods known to man is thought to have originated in Crete between five to seven thousand years ago and also regarded as a symbol of peace and wisdom by the Greeks. Many civilizations have also used it not only for…

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Potassium and Gout

Gout and Potassium

Potassium is a must in your gout diet Potassium is an electrolyte that is found in water and many different foods in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, milk and beans. Fruits that are high in potassium, 200 milligrams or more are avocados, bananas, apricots, cantaloupes, dates, figs, kiwis, mangos and oranges. Veggies that are high in…

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Lemon water for your gout

Gout and Lemon Juice

What can lemon juice do for your gout? Lemon is a fruit in the citrus family, people like lemon due to its’ distinctive sour taste which consists of lemon juice. It is the citric acid in the lemon juice, which is about 6% which gives it its’ sour taste and its’ pulp is used for…

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Nutmeg spice for gout

Gout and Nutmeg

Should nutmeg be included in your gout diet? Nutmeg spice comes from the nutmeg tree (which can grow to 66 feet tall) by a certain tree called Myristica. It grows two fruits, nutmeg and mace, nutmeg is shaped like an egg measuring about 25 mm long and 16 mm wide weighing between 5 and 10…

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Berries and Gout

Gout and Berries

Should berries be included in a gout diet? Berries are naturally low in purines and in this post we will examine its’ health benefits for a good overall gout diet. Berries are usually juicy, bright coloured fruit, some are sweet and some are sour; and do not have a stone or pit in them, although…

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