Uric acid is the end-product caused of the breakdown of purines. Purines are naturally found in the body and are found in many foods.
The best is a naturally and homemade diet, without processed-food. The basic should be alkaline. Because uric acid makes an acid area. An alkaline diet can neutralize uric acid. Therefore is an alkaline diet very important.
Sweet Cherries help in reducing uric acid in the body. They contains a natural flavonoid, called Anthocyanins. It has anti-inflammatory properties and thus help in reducing pain and swelling.
Red-Blue Berries (f.e. strawberries, blueberries, black berries, red raspberries, goji and acai berries/freeze dried acai powder) are rich of antioxidants and help to reduce gout related conditions. Also it helps to decrease high level of uric acid.
Culinary Herbs such as thyme, rosemary, parsley, peppermint, turmeric, ginger, lemon grass are very helpful for gout. Also wild herbals like nettle and dandelion are a help.
Bitter Salads increase the detox related functions of liver and kidney.
Enzyme Rich Fruits esp. pineapple (Bromelain), papaya (Papain) and the kiwi fruit (Actinidin) are a help in gout related pain and swelling.
Chlorophyll is an alkaline booster and it helps to reduce high level of uric acid. Kale, savoy cabbage, green cabbage, green-leafy vegetables, celery.
Apple Cider Vinegar breaks up the crystals of uric acid and has alkaline benefits.
Green Grass Wheat, alfalfa and barley are high alkaline and rich of chlorophyll.
Vitamin C decreases uric acid and is helpful in the reducing of swollen joints. Red cabbage, tomatoes, red bell pepper, tangerines, oranges, lemons, dragon fruit and kiwi fruit.
Glutathione it is the molecule responsible for the detoxification of uric acid from the cell. For a best detoxification we need good sources of Glutathione. Onion, shallot, any kind of onions (leek too), garlic, wild garlic leaves, avocado, squash, zucchini, Rooibos tea, papaya, orange, rosemary.
Super Oxide Dismutase reduces swelling and pains. Cantaloupe, rooibos tea, ginger.
Lithium breaks up uric acid crystals. Lithium supplements are difficult in the dosage. If the dosage is too much (or the detox related functions are too low) can lithium cause several conditions: struma, renal dysfunction, cardiac arrhytmias and various neurological symptoms. Best food source are onion, garlic.
High Potassium Food can be helpful for gout. Studies show that sufficient potassium intake can boost uric acid excretion. Banana or dried fruits. Dried fruits can contain lots fructose more than in fresh fruits. A high concentration of fructose can cause a deficite of copper. This can cause a high level of uric acid. This reaction is possible, but it is rare.
Quercetin inhibits uric acid production in a similar fashion to the drug allopurinol.
Apples, oranges, lemons, limes, green tea, Rooibos tea, and onions, nuts (alkaline nuts like cashews, almonds and fresh coconut), with smaller amounts in green vegetables, rosemary.
Essential Fatty Acids (like cold-pressed flax seed oil, walnut oil (a good source of quercetin), tuna, salmon) reduces the inflammation.