Drinking a green shake for gout is a great way to prevent and ease a gout attack. While not the most appetizing thing to look at, making a green shake can do wonders for your health. The key to a good green shake for gout is to make sure that you use vegetables more than fruit. When most people think of shakes and smoothies, they tend to think of fresh fruit shakes like pineapple or strawberry. While these are healthy, when it comes to battling gout the sugar in fruit can be a trigger for many people.
There are hundreds of different recipes for green smoothies online, and the New York Times best selling book `10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse’ is also very good.
The health benefits of green smoothies include:
- Increase of Vitamins and Minerals
- Weight Loss
- Alkalizing effect
- Mental Alertness
- Improved Digestion
- Improved Circulation
- Better Liver & Kidney Function
One recipe that I use is:
- 1 banana
- 2 sticks of celery
- 3 florets of broccoli
- A tablespoon of wheatgrass powder
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 an apple
- A tablespoon of organic honey
- 1/2 a cup of water
It takes minutes to prepare and gets the day off to a good start. Simply wash and peel / cut the ingredients and put them in a blender. The star ingredients here are the banana, celery and wheatgrass powder.
Bananas are a great weapon for gout and you can read more about them here.
Celery is another gout weapon that helps reduce pain and inflammation. Wheatgrass powder is something that is not in everybody’s cupboard though. Wheatgrass powder is easily found in your health store or on amazon.com. It works as a natural cleansing agent, stimulates blood flow and dilates blood vessels. This in turn enables your body to eliminate uric acid quicker as wheatgrass helps eliminate toxins.
By starting your day with a green shake for gout, you can boost your body’s ability to cope with uric acid levels and also lose weight too!
I hope this helps 🙂