Try These 8 Ideal Foods to Lower Uric Acid Levels

Following a balanced diet will avoid elevating levels of uric acid. In addition, the consumption of water is fundamental in eliminating toxins.
Try These 8 Ideal Foods to Lower Uric Acid Levels
Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu

Written and verified by the doctor Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Uric acid is a chemical that your body creates automatically through decomposing substances called purines. Purines can increase your uric acid levels.

The following foods contain purines:

  • Liver
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Lunch meats
  • Sodas
  • Beer

Generally, the body is able to dissolve uric acid in our blood. It then travels through the kidneys and is completely eliminated through urine.

In spite of this, some people are not able to eliminate sufficient quantities of uric acid. This is due to the fact that the body generates this chemical in greater quantities than it should.

In this case, it can cause a variety of ailments:

  • Continual and excessive inflammation of toes and fingers, causing a lot of pain
  • Crystallization of uric acid that causes kidney stones
  • Change of PH in the urine that also causes a lot of kidney stones

Luckily, with a healthy diet, it’s possible to regulate your levels of uric acid. In this article, we’re going to give you the keys to a healthy diet.

1.Artichokes and uric acid

A basket of artichokes

Artichokes are the best option to reduce uric acid levels. They contain many minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are also rich in fiber and protein.

Thanks to its diuretic properties, this food will not only help you eliminate uric acid but it’ll also help eliminate many toxins through your urine.

The best way to consume artichokes is to take advantage of all of their properties in the following way:

Ingredients and preparation

  • Use a little over a pound of artichokes.
  • Wash the artichokes before cooking.
  • Put them in a pan with a quart of water.
  • Boil for at least 40 minutes.
  • Serve however you like.

In addition to eating whole artichokes, you can also drink the broth from the concoction.

2. Don’t forget onions

Onions have a great variety of uses for illness. Like artichokes, they’re excellent for reducing the levels of uric acid that’s in your blood.

Ingredients and preparation

  • Peel two onions and cut them in half.
  • Put them in a pan with a pint of water and let boil until they’re well cooked and soft.
  • Put the water in a bottle and add the juice of one lemon and let it soak.

Drink this mixture throughout the day. If desired, onions can be consumed using other recipes as well.

3. Squash

4 slices of squash

Squash is a diuretic that eliminates the excess of uric acid naturally.  

You can prepare this delicious and nutritious food in the oven or by boiling it; and it’ll always provide all of its properties.

4. Apples and uric acid

This delicious fruit is excellent for your health if you suffer from an excessive accumulation of uric acid.

It’s able to eliminate all of our excess toxins. Also, it can get rid of them in a natural and harmless way.

As with squash, it can be consumed boiled, baked, or – of course – raw.

5. Celery

A piece of celery

Celery is known for having purifying effects that allow it to control and eliminate excess uric acid in our blood. You can eat it raw, cooked or however you’d like.

6. Chicken

Much like red meat increases the level of uric acid in your blood, chicken decreases the levels very easily.

In addition, eggs are capable of doing the same thing.

7. Carrots

Glass of carrot juice

Carrots shouldn’t be left out of the diets of those who suffer from excess uric acid. Like celery, carrots are capable of eliminating excesses of this chemical.

Carrots can be consumed fresh, baked, or in juices, and they’ll always provide what you need.

8. Water is indispensable

Water should be included in any diet. It doesn’t matter whether the person has too much uric acid or not.

Make sure to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day.

Drinking sufficient amounts of water will allow the production of more urine. This helps to elminate the toxins found in our body better.

Some extra recommendations

If you want to lower your uric acid levels, you must follow these recommendations:

  • Do not consume fruit excessively. Believe it or not, fruit turns into purines that your body can’t metabolize.
  • Cook all food thoroughly so that you so that you eat the least amount of purines.
  • Avoid fasting and eat moderately throughout the day.
  • Eat seaweed and dried fruit, which help control uric acid levels.
  • Make sure to consume at least 1 gram of calcium daily in order to avoid pain and arthritis.
  • Moderate or eliminate salt.
  • Completely eliminate alcohol.

If you follow all of these recommendations,  you’ll be able to control your levels of uric acid. You’ll also be able to live a normal and healthy life.

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