Gout: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

  Foods to be taken
  • Cherries contain anthocyanidins which help lower uric acid. Eat a cup of cherries, either fresh or canned, each day. Strawberries and blueberries are also good
  • Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, bananas, pineapple, berries, parsley, alfalfa sprouts and celery seeds all provide nutrients, enzymes and other gout-fighting agents.
  • Foods high in potassium, such as dairy products, cantaloupe, bananas or orange juice.
  • Eat moderate amount of purine-rich vegetables (spinach, cauliflower, mushrooms, legumes)
  • Dairy products, especially low-fat products (low-fat yogurt and skim milk), may actually protect against gout
  • Foods made with complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, brown rice, oats, and beans can be taken 
 Gout foods
Foods to be avoided
  • Organ meats (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads), Red meat (beef, pork, lamb) and Meat extracts (soup, broth, gravies)
  • Seafood and Yeast products (beer and baked goods)
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated products
  • Limt the intake of sugar and its products
  • Processed and fried foods

Yoga and Exercise

  • Exercising a joint that is already inflamed can prolong the inflammation and cause more pain. Gently moving the joint through its range of motion can sometimes prevent stiffness.
  • Exercises such as walking, swimming, dancing and cycling can be done in order to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Stretching exercises promote the decrease of build-up of uric acid in the body.

Home Remedies

  • Apply icepacks or cold compressors on the affected joint to ease pain.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Rest the affected joint until the attack eases
  • Avoid foods high in purines
  • You can apply haemorrhoid creams to the affected area to reduce inflammation.

Cold packs and hydrated

Apply cold packs and keep yourself hydrated to get relief

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