first stages of an attack, see the detoxification suggestions
pain has subsided, introduce whole grains, nuts, seeds, and
soy products into your meals. These foods are high in fiber,
which encourages the elimination of uric acid, and soy products
are excellent vegetarian sources of protein. Continue to eat
several helpings of raw fruits and vegetables daily.
especially cherries, strawberries, and blueberries, neutralize
uric acid. Eat fresh berries as snacks or for dessert, and drink
a glass of cherry juice every day.
are a highly concentrated source of essential fatty acids, the
“good” fats that reduce inflammation. Add flaxseeds
to juices, salads, or fruit plates, or use the oil as a salad
the most important foods you can eat to prevent gout is fish.
Eat fish such as salmon, cod, halibut, and sardines, as they
much clean water as you can. One glass every two waking hours
should be your minimum consumption.
Foods to Avoid
approach for treating gout has been to eliminate from your diet
foods that are high in purines: red meat, meat broths and gravies,
bouillon, consommé, sweetbreads, shellfish, anchovies,
sardines, herring, mushrooms, asparagus, brewer’s yeast,
fish, poultry, eggs, dried beans, peas, lentils, cooked spinach,
and rhubarb. However, this is not only not necessary but for
people with insulin resistance (the majority of gout sufferers),
this can make your gout problem worse. Instead, focus on eating
the foods in the recommended food list.
aggravate gout pain. Stay away from saturated, hydrogenated
and partially hydrogenated fats and oils, and do not eat products
made with refined flour or sugar.
increases uric acid levels. If you suffer from gout, you must
not drink alcohol in any form.
an acute episode of gout, you may not feel much like eating.
This response is useful, as it helps your body focus on eliminating
the uric acid and discourages you from eating foods that may
make the condition worse. When the pain begins, start a three-day
juice fast; drink large quantities of cherry juice and green
drinks (wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, etc.) and include
plenty of clean water and herbal teas. This fast will help speed
the elimination of uric acid and reduce inflammation. Do not
fast for more than three days, however, as prolonged periods
without food can have a reverse effect and actually raise the
levels of uric acid in your body.
fast, limit yourself to raw fruits and vegetables (along with
juices, herbal teas, and water) for several days or until the
pain subsides. These foods will encourage further elimination
of uric acid and will re-alkalinize your body’s internal