Food and NutritionFoods 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
- 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.
- 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.
Apply cold packs and keep yourself hydrated to get relief