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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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 and 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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Flax Seeds and Gout

Gout and Flax Seed

Flax seed lowers uric acid in gout patients? Flaxseed consumption goes back all the way to Babylonian times in 3000 BC and is extremely rich in essential fatty acids or EFAs. Flaxseed also called linseed, was also used to produce linen in ancient Egypt and it was only until the 19th century that cotton overtook…

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Gout and Bromelain from Pineapple

Pineapple, Bromelain and Gout

What is bromelain exactly and how does it help with my gout? Pineapple, native to South America can grow up to 12 inches long and weigh up to 10 pounds. It is a fruit that is enjoyed for its’ juiciness but also has a reputation as an herbal medicine and that is what we gout…

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Cinnamon sticks and powder for gout

Gout and Cinnamon

Can cinnamon lower uric acid in gout patients? Cinnamon is a spice that originates from India, China and Sri Lanka being one of the oldest spices known to man having been mentioned in a 2700 BC book on Chinese botanical medicine. Cinnamon has been mentioned in the Bible many times and was used in ancient…

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Gout and Chocolate Cocoa

Gout, Cocoa and Chocolate

Does eating chocolate help with your gout? Around 1500 AD, a Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico and who had observed the emperor of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, stated that he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet and flavoured with spices like vanilla; his chocolate beverage…

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