Do you suffer from gout? If so, you’re not alone. Gout is a kind of arthritis that is difficult to understand and frequently overlooked by those who do not have it. An accumulation of uric acid in the body causes gout. Uric acid is a waste product that the body normally disposes of by dissolving in the blood and being processed by the kidneys.
Gout affects people’s joints and, in many cases, is concentrated in the big toe. When their kidneys aren’t able to remove uric acid fast enough, it crystallizes and builds up in the joint.
Gout is a very common condition that affects millions of people each year.
Luckily, some natural remedies can help relieve the symptoms of gout. One such remedy is a drink made with pineapple, turmeric, ginger, and cherries. This drink is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation and pain in the joints. Give it a try! You may be surprised by how well it works for you.
- 1 Pineapple
- 2 tsp of turmeric powder
- 1 inch of ginger
- a cup of tart cherry juice
Pineapple is high in bromelain, an enzyme that helps to decrease inflammation. When consumed as food or taken through medication it can help with 300 diseases such as high cholesterol levels and arthritis pain. The mechanism by which it works is based on the fact that it promotes prostaglandin synthesis (which essentially, disrupts the hormones that signal something should swell up). It is also an enzyme that breaks down proteins.
Turmeric is a spice that’s been used in Asian cuisine for millennia. It has a unique combination of compounds that can help to reduce inflammation and promote the healing process. One of those components, curcumin, has shown great promise in pain relief recently. Curcumin blocks the formation of the protein that stimulates blood vessel growth.
Ginger root is not just for culinary purposes. It contains gingerols, which are related to capsaicin and may help ease pain by inhibiting signals sent from your brain that cause inflammation. And also inhibiting signals that speed up the production of enzymes in our bodies, associated with generating discomfort.
Why tart cherry juice
In studies, cherries have been connected to decreasing uric acid levels. Although the research was not conducted specifically on gout, consuming it regularly would likely help prevent an attack.
Remove the skin from the pineapple. It is also very beneficial to use and include the stem of the pineapple too because it’s full of bromelain. In your blender blend the pineapple well and pour the tart cherry juice in, together with the turmeric powder and ginger root.
Put this mixture in an airtight glass and store it in the fridge for up to 10 days.
You may also add honey, and you have the option of using more or less turmeric and ginger, depending on your preference.
Drink this daily in order to prevent a gout attack. You may also drink a glass as needed when discomfort flares up. The drink will last up to a month if kept in the refrigerator. If you make it regularly, make one big batch when the month starts and make a new one at the end of the month.
However, always use fresh pineapple, never use canned or preserved, because the enzymes that are beneficial and curative do not exist anymore. They have been lost during the process of making the product.
For gout treatment, you can also use nettle tea on daily basis.