Uric acid is a waste product produced by the body itself when it metabolizes purines. Although it is usually eliminated through urine, when we have a diet rich in foods with this type of compound, our kidneys may not be able to filter it, so it begins to accumulate in certain areas of our body causing pain and inflammation.
As we have commented on many occasions, food plays a very important role in our health, and in the case of diseases such as arthritis or gout, it matters a lot. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, as well as purifying our organism with a certain frequency, can help us reduce the symptoms of this type of problem in a natural and very effective way.
Tips to reduce uric acid
Although it is always recommended to eat about five portions of fruit per day, the truth is that if you suffer from high uric acid it is advisable not to abuse them, since they are rich in sugars. When you have to choose one or the other, don’t stay with sweets and always choose better citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, lemons, or oranges.
Reduce the consumption of red meat, viscera, pâtés, and bluefish. Opt for softer products such as chicken or turkey, vegetables, etc.
Include in your diet foods rich in calcium such as spinach, sunflower seeds, watercress, or sesame, as they help reduce the development of uric acid crystals.
Home remedy to reduce uric acid
The combination of the great diuretic properties of celery, coupled with the alkaline power of carrot results in an excellent remedy to kill uric acid crystals and reduce inflammation and pain associated with joint disease.
How to elaborate the remedy
Peel 3 carrots and pass them through the blender or juice extractor to obtain their juice. Then add a well-washed celery stick and beat everything for a few seconds until you get the desired texture (you can add a little grapefruit juice to get a more liquid texture). Drink a glass of this juice 3 or 5 times a week during dinner.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.