Food For Gout
When thinking about food for gout, a lot of people get hung up on what they can’t eat. The general understanding of gout says that most of the things that we enjoy eating are the very same things that give us gout in the first place. But don’t let this spoil your day! Say to yourself I’m going to stay gout free and use my food as my weapon!
You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit as a food for gout 🙂
Fresh fruit is great food for gout. It helps get vitamins and other nutrients into your system, not to mention lots of good healthy live enzymes to help with digestion and gut strengthening. I know that I used to start out with the best of intentions. I’d go to the supermarket and stock up on fruit and vegetables and all the good food for gout. I’d eat healthily for a few meals and then get bored of yet more `healthy’ stuff and long for something else.
But the key is to get involved with what you are eating and be creative. Food for gout doesn’t have to be restrictive and the more you get to grips with what you eat, the less gout attacks you will suffer.
For this melon boat, you basically need a large-ish melon – I used a musk melon.
- Chop it in half, get rid of the seeds
- Melons are juicy so cut it up on a plate and try and capture that juice!
- Dig out all the flesh and chop it into chunks peel and chop the other fruit of your choice – I used an apple, banana* and clementine
- put it into the scooped out melon half
- Pour over plain natural yoghurt
All fruit is pretty good for gout, but melons are super alkaline which is great for your overall health.
Oranges and other citrus fruit are loaded with vitamin C which helps boost kidney function.
Plain, unsweetened yoghurt is loaded with probiotics and helps digestion.
There’s that glass of melon juice that I collected too all swimming with kidney boosting, digestion aiding nutrients!
All absolutely yummy stuff!
Give it a try!
To your bright and pain free future,
PS: A while ago I posted about how sweet potatoes are good for gout. Check out this monster home grown organic sweet potato!