Stop The Gout By Eating The Right Food


by Russ the Fitness Writer - Date: 2008-06-03 - Word Count: 495 Share This!

You probably already know gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. However, did you know that four stages of gout exist and each stage has very unique characteristics of this painful infliction?

Stage #1: Higher levels of uric acid begin to form. This first stage is called Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia. In this stage, you will probably not feel any symptoms. Catching the gout at this stage is vital so you don't experience the pain of the gout.

Stage #2: The gout starts to harm the body. This second stage is called acute gouty arthritis or acute gout. This is the stage that jagged crystal-like formations begin to deposit themselves in joint spaces. This is also the stage when redness, pain and swelling occurs.

Stage #3: This stage is Intercritical gout. This is when an gout attack has subsided. This is the stage the body begins to stabilize itself and fights the uric acid crystals in the joints. Getting treatment is vital at this stage if the individual wants to control the gout.

Stage #4: This is the final stage of gout and it is called chronic gout. This stage can cause permanent damage to the joints and kidney, too.

Eating Right Can Stop the Gout.

If you don't want to take medication, due to possible and serious side effects, you have another alternative that can be better then medication - eating the right food.

Here is a brief list of foods that are high in purines and should be avoided since high purine food contributes to the gout. These foods include alcohol, seafood, beans, scallops, and sweetbread.

Now that you know a few of the foods to avoid here are few suggestions on what foods to eat. Here a brief list of foods that are low in purines and you should incorporate them into your diet. These foods include peanut butter, oatmeal, eggs, cereals, fruits and milk.

For example one fruit that has a proven track record in fighting gout pain is the tart cherry. Tart cherries have been proven by medical research universities to help fight gout pain. The benefit of the tart cherry is this little fruit is available is a variety of options including tart cherry juice and tart cherry capsules. Here is a brief overview of the different ways to fight gout with tart cherries:

" Cherry juice concentrate is a highly concentrate way to get the pain relieving property of the tart cherry. It takes approximately 100 cherries to make just one ounce of tart cherry juice. A reliable source for tart cherry juice concentrate is Traverse Bay Farms

" Tart cherry capsules are made with tart cherry powder. The tart cherry powder is made using the freeze-dried process. The freeze dried process uses low heat and low temperature, thus maintaining 100% of the phytochemicals of the tart cherry. A good source of tart cherry capsules is Fruit Advantage

Eating right and selecting low purine foods can help you to manage gout pain and enjoy a painful life.

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Russ Anderson is an avid writer on the natural health benefits of everyday food. To learn more about the companies included in this article visit: www.traversebayfarms.com www.fruitadvantage.com

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