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Food for gout sufferers borders on balancing their intake with healthy food items that fulfill their bodily needs as well as improve their resistance to a gout attack. One of the first things I learned to do was to cook up some foods good for gout that helped to improve my husband, Mark’s resistance towards gout attacks. As though avoiding all his favourite foods such as bacon and steak were bad enough, he now had to live a completely healthy lifestyle which meant more fresh vegetables, salads, fruit mixes and lots and lots of water.
It was initially a very hard road to travel for Mark as I wasn’t sure if he could eat half the things I cooked let alone the salads I made. We only found out mushrooms and asparagus was bad only after his 5th attack and he had just started to like that salad. His frustration and irritation took a turn for a worse when our daughter-in-law brought a case of vintage wine for dinner one night by accident, souring the mood the entire dinner as he disregarded my warnings to not drink it. It wasn’t until the next morning that he was limping to the toilet and outright crippled by tea time. Another trip to the doctor and another dose of drugs only made him weaker for the next expected attack.
My son Nathaniel and I decided it was best to create another fridge list of grocery food that I can use to help cook up a variety of simple and healthy dishes. After several nights of browsing through what seemed like endless pages that are filled with vague and contradicting advices online, we compiled our very own list of gout diet foods to eat.
Food For Gout
First and foremost, water is the essential fluid that is necessary to constantly rejuvenate and cleanse your system of toxins and in the case of gout, uric acid. So any intake of food before and after as well as in between meals should be accompanied with a glass of clean water. (It helps to a slice of lemon or a pinch of lime juice just to give the water a little flavour)
- Fresh Coconuts (including its juice)
- Eggs (good source of protein)
- Rice or Pasta / Noodles ( in moderation)
- Pumpkin (Pumpkin soup is a good replacement if you like mushroom soup)
- Milk, Cheese and Butter
- White breads
At a glance this would be most of the things we mix with on a daily basis, although an exception can be made to chicken as well if eaten in moderation. Some of the other tips I’ve learned include a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a hot cup of boiled water that should be cooled before drinking or a quarter sliced lemon squeezed into a warm cup of water to be taken every morning and night. About the 3 simple grocery items that helps us the most? Lemons, Cranberries and Apple Cider Vinegar.
If you want to know what we found that ended Mark’s torture now, then you’ll have to see this Gout Food Diet that cures gout with 3 simple grocery items.