“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” We have all heard this statement throughout our lives. Did you know that an apple a day can keep gout away? Gout is a buildup of crystals in the joints caused by excess uric acid in the blood and is very painful. High levels of this acid can be caused by dehydration, improper kidney function, and poor diet. If left untreated or treated improperly, the gout can spread to other joints.
Cherries are another excellent way to prevent and cure gout. 15 to 16 tart cherries a day can prevent gout from even occurring. The acid and Vitamin C in these fruits have been proven to both prevent and cure gout by reducing the uric acid in the blood without the harmful side effects of prescription drugs.
Water, and plenty of it, can also help reduce the uric acid in the blood stream from depositing in the joints of your body and crystallizing. The right foods such as apples and cherries, coupled with plenty of water can and will prevent gout from even forming. A balanced diet with low-acid foods can help out as well.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Eating healthy foods, exercising, drinking plenty of water, and getting plenty of rest are the tools for maintaining a healthy body.