Uric acid in the body is a waste product that is mostly present in the blood. In most people, 70% of uric acid is filter out by their kidneys and passed through the urine. Also, 30% of uric acid is filter out in the gut and passes through the stool. Some people cannot break the uric acid due to this it recirculates in the blood. Due to this, they cause many problems like gout, etc.
Which food increase uric acid level?
If someone has high uric acid problem in body so it's very important to start cutting back on beer. Particularly those beers that have fructose. Because it appears to be the main trigger of high uric acid. Alcohol changes the function of kidneys and makes them less able to filter uric acid from the blood. Whilst fructose, a sugar used in over 80% of packaged foods damages the gut and intestines. It leads to a build-up of uric acid. Fortunately, there are also many different foods that can eat to help the gut and kidneys to filter out uric acid.
Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Uric Acid & Gout :
There are some lifestyle changes that the patient can make to get his uric acid and gout under control.
1. Reduce the intake of fructose, sugar, and HFCS:
Reduce the intake of fructose, sugar, and HFCS from different things such as fruit juices, table sauces (i.e ketchup), soda drinks, jams, syrups, sweets, beer, and junk foods. So for extra uric acid production alcohol and fructose are the main reason.
2.Hydrate the body:
Hydrate the body by drinking at least 2 liters of mineral water per day. Add a scoop of electrolyte powder that contains potassium citrate and magnesium citrate. This help to alkalize the urine and kidneys, to break down and flush out uric acid.
3. Reduce intake of sweet fruits:
Reduce fructose intake from sweet fruits (apples, oranges, grapes, etc). Replace this fructose with low-sugar fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, passionfruit, blackberries, and lemons. So, simply avoid fruits and eat lots of raw vegetables to get plant-based nutrients.
4. Use of devil's claw root extract:
If someone is prone to gout attacks and uric acid crystals in the joints, keep some devil's claw root extract at the home. This is a potent anti-inflammatory herb that can be use to relieve symptoms of a gout attack, by helping to stop the immune reaction that takes place in the big toe or other joints.
5. Avoid eating high-purine foods:
Avoid eating high-purine foods for example organ meats, shellfish, seafood, game meats, peas, asparagus, and spinach. Also Replace the proteins with chicken, beef, pork, or lamb (grass-fed, organic of course).
6. Eat balance food:
Eat as many of the foods mentioned above regularly to help the intestine and kidneys eliminate excess uric acid. Some people are genetically predisposed to gout, so need to focus on keeping the uric acid down in the future long term.