Natural Ways To Control Uric Acid Levels

When uric acid levels in the body are too high, various disorders such as gout, kidney stones and kidney failure may occur. Learn more about this issue and about the natural remedies that lower uric acid!

Eat an apple (red or green) after lunch and after dinner (wash it well before eating). Get used to do this all the time to keep your body healthy. Apple peel is rich in vitamin C; apples contain “healthy” acids, such as malic acid, which detoxifies the body and helps remove uric acid naturally.

Drink two tablespoons of cherry juice daily. Cherry juice contains flavonoids, which are responsible for the cherries red color and help eliminate uric acid.

Watch out the purine-rich foods such as red meat (also pork and lamb), beans and alcoholic beverages. Consume them only once a week, and replaced them with foods low in fat and purines, such as boiled rice, bread, cottage cheese and yogurt.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily as it provides many essential minerals and removes bacteria and toxins from the body. The kidneys need sufficient water to function properly. Excess salt and caffeine produces the opposite effect, which is why you must avoid those habits.

Follow a detox cure every two months. In this way you help eliminate acid uric crystals. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda in a quart of water and drink it 8 times per day. This remedy isn’t recommended for those suffering from hypertension or kidney problems.

Eat more artichokes! This vegetable has excellent diuretic properties that help eliminate uric acid naturally. There are many delicious recipes, but the best is to cook this vegetable, eat it and drink the water in which was boiled.

Onions are among the most effective foods that eliminate uric acid. They cleanse the body and they prevent many health problems. Peel two onions, cut them and cook them. Add the juice of one lemon and drink a few cups of this mixture per day.

Strawberries are a great remedy for gout and they reduce uric acid too. You can prepare a tea from the leaves and roots or you can eat the fruit for dessert every day.

Include in your diet foods rich in potassium as potassium prevents crystal formation due to high uric acid level and improves kidney function. Add in your diet bananas, green leafy vegetables (spinach, chard), raisins, prunes, potatoes, watermelon, strawberries and apricots. Eat more complex carbohydrates like those found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Limit consumption or completely eliminate form your diet foods sweetened with fructose or corn syrup, as they raise uric acid levels. Fructose is found in soft drinks (even in some fruit juices). Drink water or juices that don’t contain additives.

Use vinegar as a spice or as an ingredient in salads. Studies have shown that vinegar reduces uric acid because of its acetic acid and potassium content.

Avoid high-protein diets, especially those for weight loss because they increase uric acid levels. If you want to lose weight, it’s better to adopt a healthy diet and to exercise.

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