There are no cures for gout! The best thing you can do is take steps to prevent gout in the first place. How? Take a good look at the food you eat. Do you know what foods to avoid for gout problems? Do you know what foods are good to help prevent gout? Here are some “food” tips that can help you get started on the right track:
TIP # 1:
Avoid foods that cause gout.
This is a no-brainer, but sometimes it’s hard to remember all the different foods to stay away from and the reasons why. Here is a short list that can make a big difference in your experiences with gout. I’m not just going to say, “avoid high-purine foods,” because the next question would be, “What foods are those?” Here are some of them:
* Viscera. The online medical dictionary defines organ meat as “Non-meat edible products from animal slaughter. Includes brains, thymus, pancreas, liver, heart, kidney, tripe, sausage tripe, tripe, crispy crust.” Doesn’t sound too appetizing anyway! I would never have thought of the last three items as “organ meat” and probably would not even have thought to avoid them.
* Pate made with organ meats, such as liver pate, Brunsweiger, liver sausage, and while not exactly a pate, minced chicken livers should be on this list. (And I make the BEST minced chicken livers this side of New York!)
* Dark poultry meat: turkey, chicken, duck
* Red meat
* Processed foods
Try to eat more fish, white poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables, and look at the different types of spices you can cook with that can help with your gout, such as burdock root and turmeric.
TIP # 2:
Take a look at a bunch of gout images.
I’m serious! When I was a teenager and I thought I needed to “go on a diet,” someone said to me, “Put a picture on your refrigerator door of how you look now and another picture of how you want to look.” It was a good deterrent every time I wanted to snack “without thinking”.
This simple technique has served me well all my life. You can use it too. Go online and find some vivid images of the drop, print them out (in vivid colors, if you can), and tape them to your refrigerator door. I can guarantee that when you want a quick hot dog on a white, refined flour bun, with mustard and sugar-laden sweet pickle seasoning, you’ll have to think twice.
TIP # 3:
If you eat a lot of cherries, the drop will stay away.
Dr. Ludwig W. Blau accidentally discovered the connection between eating cherries and reducing your gout pain. He was trapped in his wheelchair and the only thing he could find that made him want to eat was a plate of fresh cherries. So, he ate them. The next morning he discovered that his pain was much milder.
Fortunately for the rest of us, she was able to associate eating cherries with her pain relief, so she continued to eat several cherries a day. Before long, he was able to walk again and was no longer confined to his wheelchair.
Their discovery was reported in Prevention Magazine. Blau said the reason he published this discovery was so “It could offer a merciful means of relief to hundreds of thousands of American victims suffering the agonizing and painful torture that drives many to suicidal thoughts.”
TIP # 4:
If you want to avoid taste, alcohol must be eliminated from your life!
Well, I know the research says that a glass of red wine a day … with dinner – It is good for your health. If you limit yourself to this one glass, I’m pretty sure it won’t give you a gout attack. But this doesn’t give you an excuse to take a dip every night!
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