Top 6 ways to reduce uric acid

  1. Avoid purine rich food: Purines are found naturally in our body and are one of the building components of DNA and RNA. They are also found in some food sources such as meat and meat products. Uric acid is an end product of purines breakdown, which is passed in the urine. To control the amount of uric acid in our body we must limit the consumption of purine rich food. It includes organ meats, fishes, pork, turkey, mutton, dried beans, mushrooms, cauliflower, spinach, yeast etc.
  2. Drink plenty of water: Drinking water is itself a therapy to many health conditions. Drinking more water helps to flush out uric acid and toxins from our body.
  3. Manage your stress level: Stress is a silent killer. Managing stress is very important these days where life has become superfast. Stress can give birth to many diseases. Keep check on your stress level and have a little fun with your family and friends. Getting enough sleep is also very important.
  4. Do regular exercise: Being overweight is one more reason for many health issues. Doing regular exercise keeps you fit and active which further helps you to avoid certain conditions such as high uric acid and cholesterol levels etc.
  5. Avoid alcohol: Alcohol consumption is associated with high uric acid levels as it may lead to dehydration. If you have high uric acid, limit your alcohol consumption or avoid completely if possible.
  6. Avoid sugar intake: Usually uric acid is increased by high protein food but some researches suggest that it may also be linked with sugar (Fructose) present in processed food.

Food recommended in Gout/ high uric acid

  1. Potato (Boiled mashed potato is best with little bit of salt, onion, garlic, tomato, cilantro and ginger)
  2. Rice and whole wheat flour
  3. Citrus fruits
  4. Fresh vegetables (Have salad- finely chopped broccoli, tomato, carrot, cucumber and beet root with a little bit of salt and lemon)
  5. Low fat yogurt
  6. Splitted pulses (Without husk)
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