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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Gout and Genetics

Gout and Genetics

Do genetics play a role in gout? Some breaking news hit the newswires this past week about gout and genetics. This coincided with the passing of my father, Angelo Koulouris, who died of a heart attack on November the 7th, 2013 at the age of 58, inside his 1 bedroom apartment. His body was found…

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Gout and Seafood

Gout and Seafood

Is seafood safe to eat if you have gout? In this post we will closely examine if seafood like lobster, shrimp, crab, clams, oysters, mussels, scallops are a healthy choice for a gout diet. As always, let’s talk a little history beforehand. In the 1800s lobster was known as poor man’s food and during that…

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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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Benjamin Franklin and gout

Gout and Famous People

Which famous people suffer from gout? Yes you are not alone my beloved gout sufferer; there is plenty of company with us, famous folk from the past to present, from all walks of life that just happen to have gout! Although gout is mostly associated with kings of old, nowadays actors, musicians and even athletes…

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Symptoms of gout

Gout Symptoms

What are the symptoms associated with gout? Gout commonly develops after a number of years of build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals will develop. Men who are between the ages of 40 and 50…

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