Any type of autoimmune disease that is progressive and cannot be reversed, can cause pain and discomfort which have to be controlled or at least brought into balance by a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise.
In this article we will elaborate the causes and symptoms of gout and will share with you a recipe of a powerful drink which will help you ease and relieve the pain, while reducing the symptoms.
Gout is in fact a type of arthritis, causing burning pain, swelling, and stiffness, in a joint, usually a big toe.
Gout has to be treated because these discomfort issues will happen. If high levels of uric acid in the blood are not treated, they will most likely from hard crystals on the joints.
The causes and chances of getting gout are doubled in those cases where the obesity risk factor is higher and also in people who drink alcohol.
The breaking down of waste material would be way harder for people who are overweight and also for those who have kidney problems. Those are the ones that most likely will suffer uric acid attacks.
Most common symptoms that people with gout will get are: nighttime swelling, tenderness, redness and sharp pain in their big toe.
They also get attacks in their foot, ankle, knees and other joints. These attacks can be prolonged and last for a few days and even weeks. According to a doctor, the only way to relieve pain is by taking anti-inflammatory prescription pills, such as: ibuprofen or corticosteroids.
You will feel an ease in the pain, however, the symptoms will still stay the same, not getting any better. That link between medicine and easing of pain will make you be on pills any time you feel pain, and who wants to go through that process of feeling immense pain without taking something to relieve it, right?
Therefore, for all those who are in a status quo situation and think that do not have any other alternative that taking pills, we are about to change the perspective a little bit.
There is a direct link between your diet and your health. For that reason, the active ingredients that this drink is made of, will reduce pain and inflammation, naturally, and also diminish the symptoms that you suffer from. Every single ingredient adds upon the healing process, fighting the causes of gout.
- Ginger Root
- Tart Cherry Root
We have chosen pineapple as one of the key ingredients of this drink because it contains the enzyme Bromelain, which is one of the most natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. Bromelain interferes with the hormones that are responsible for the swelling, and reduces it.
Enzyme is also great for diets rich in protein and meat, because it helps in digestion. Gout has especially been linked to diets that are high in uric acid, so a proper digestion of the meat proteins that is enabled by Bromelain is quite useful.
Curcumin, an anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric, works great for your overall health condition, relieving pain. Curcumic is responsible for blocking the red blood vessels from enlarging and blocking the excessive production of the protein.
Why Ginger Root?
The ginger root is composed of gingerols, which are active ingredients, related to capsaicin. They are more or less similar to capsaicin on a molecular level, which means that they lessen the enzymes which cause inflammation in the body.
Why Tart Cherry Root?
Studies have shown that cherries lower the level of uric acid in the blood, which means that you will stay away from risk and also lessen the chances to get a gout attack.
To prepare the recipe that contains the above given ingredients and will help with gout, you will need:
- 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
- 1 cup of tart cherry juice
- 1 pineapple
- 2-3 teaspoons of powdered ginger, or 1 inch off of a fresh ginger root
- Blender or food processor
- A glass container with a tight lid
You should cut the stem, and the skin of the pineapple. You can choose whether to use the stem or not, and chop the content into pieces.
You should have in mind that the stem has high concentration of bromein, but it is up to you to choose.
Put all the ingredients, except for the honey, in a blender and mix them until you get a homogenous texture.
Store it in the glass container and keep it refrigerated. For those of you, who would like a sweeter taste just add honey, or lessen the amount of ginger and turmeric, if you dislike their taste.
The drink will last for a month if you keep it in the refrigerator, and should be drank on regular basis for prevention or in a large amount in cases of gout attack, as a cure.