Do you often have that numbing pain in your joints? The uric acid crystals, when stored in the joints cause arthritis and lead to a painful condition called gout and causes swelling. People who are overweight or are addicted to alcohol are highly likely to suffer from this condition as their blood contains high amount of uric acid. A few water based or diuretic medicines also increase the level of uric acid in the blood. Kidney stones and many kidney related diseases can also result from high deposits of this uric acid. However, like every other problem, nature has also hidden solutions to this one.
Cucumber celery ginger drink
Take diced mid sized cucumbers add 2 stalks of celery and some ginger root to them. Mix them in a blender and drink the juice made twice daily. It lowers the body temperature, and eliminates uric acid deposits from the body. The ginger and celery have anti-inflammatory properties that ease the joint pain. Feeling mild pain after drinking this juice signifies that the juice is working on the uric acid levels in your body.
Banana smoothie with berries
Who says that only items tasting like feet can be cures to problems? Use 2 bananas and mix them with berries (strawberries, raspberry, and blueberry), a stalk of kale, a few pumpkin seeds, and half a cup of water and process them in a blender. Drinking this smoothie will help you alkalize the uric acid and flush it out of your system.
Foods such as cucumbers, bell peppers, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, kiwi, yam, vinegar, beets, broccoli, tofu, almonds, cinnamon, sea salt, berries, pears, are fruits, vegetables, spices, and protein have an alkalizing nature that balances the acids inside the body. Get these items fitted in your diet to battle the uric acid crystals out of your system.
Eat less saturated fat
The body processes uric acid faster inside the body when you consume fried and greasy foods, dairy products, meat and other items high on fat. Sweetened and carbonated beverages also add to the levels of uric acid inside the body. They contain fructose which only enhances the levels of uric acid in the body. Corn syrup or any food package that reads HFCS on their labels must be avoided.