Chamomile and Gout

Gout and Chamomile

Chamomile for Your Gout Chamomile is an herb that has been used for many centuries. Chamomile is Greek for ground apple. There are two types of chamomile: German chamomile (Matricaria retutica) and Roman (or English) chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Although chamomile is widely used as a tea to promote calm, aid digestion and help with insomnia,…

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Ginger for your gout

Gout and Ginger

Discover how ginger can assist you in a gout diet Ginger is that root plant that you find year round in your supermarket and is primarily used as food flavoring in mostly Asian dishes. It is pungent and spicy; and has a brownish skin that could be either thick or thin. Ginger though packs full…

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Milk Thistle and Gout

Gout and Milk Thistle

What Milk Thistle Can Do For Your Gout Milk thistle or known in Latin as Silybum Marianum is a flower that has reddish to purple flowers and pale green leaves with white veins on them. The seeds are the medicinal part of the plant is what interests us the most gout sufferers. Milk thistle is…

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Cabbage and Gout

Gout and Cabbage

The wonders cabbage can do in a gout diet Did you know that cabbage is the second most consumed vegetable in the world right after the potato? It’s that leafy vegetable that comes in both green and purple colors. French navigator Jacques Cartier first introduced cabbage to the Americas in 1536. Cabbage is also considered…

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Gout and Basil

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 and 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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