Gout Diet Helps fight Arthritis and Inflammation
What is good for a gout diet? What is gout? Gout, a form of arthritis, is caused by too much Uric acid in your bloodstream that deposits in your joints. It causes inflammation in your joints resulting in pain. To help alleviate this pain, a healthy well-balanced diet that helps maintain weight is optimal. I don’t believe in fad diets and not enjoying food. I do believe eating healthy can make a difference. Recipes from my trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook will help provide nutritious yet satisfying meals that help ease inflammation, with a whole chapter on Anti-Inflammatory foods, Vitamin C, Carotenoids, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
I recently made Guacamame from my arthritis cookbook on a TV show and OMG, it w as all the rage. If you know me, you know I am an avocado addict. So, avocado combined with edamame created a wonderful dip with good-for-you ingredients. I think you’ll make this recipe a lot because it is so good. You don’t need to be on a gout diet to enjoy it.
Tips To Help Reduce Gout Inflammation
Purine breaks down as uric acid in the body causing Gout or joint inflammation. ILimiting certain foods will limit your purine intake. Always speak with your doctor or dietitian before going on any diet. Animal proteins are high in purine. Therefore, limit meat (especially red meat – beef, pork, lamb), poultry, and fish. You want to especially limit fatty fish and seafood like tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops.
Recipes for Gout that help with arthritis symptons.
Eating Well to Fight Arthritis is different than any other cookbook. Chapters are Fuss Foods, and Healthy Menus. The book includes great tips and easy everday recipes. Look for a “D” to indicate diabetic-friendly recipes and a “G” for gluten-free recipes. This book simplifies healthy cooking. You have wonderful 30 minute meals options. Try my recipes like Fish Tacos, Watermelon and Tomato Salad and Chicken, Red Pepper, Spinach and White Bean Pizza. Most all the recipes are lower in saturated fat.
For A Gout Diet
Severely limit high-purine foods are organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel.
Choose low-fat diet to help cut down saturated fat intake which inhibits the body to eliminate uric acid.
High fat meals also promote obesity which exacerbates arthritis.
Alcohol, especially beer, also inhibits the body from eliminating uric acid
Limit foods and beverages that contain high-fructose corn syrup-fructose is known to increase uric acid.
Research may suggest fat-free and low-fat dairy consumption may reduce risk for gout. Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook contains a chapter devoted to Calcium-rich Bone Building dairy foods.
Drink plenty of fluids 8-16 (8-ounce) glasses,especially water, as helps the body eliminate uric acid.
Evidence suggests men who drink 4 – 6 cups of coffee daily may lower their risk of gout.
Guacamame from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis
The combination of avocado and edamame makes this a wonderful delicious, nutritious dip. I like to serve this dipi with fresh veggies or chips. It has only 2 Weight watcher points.
1 large avocado, (about 2/3 cup mashed)
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup salsa
3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients. Mix until smooth.
Terrific Tip: Use this dip to stuff vegetables or as a sandwich spread.
Nutrition Nugget: Soybeans are high in omega 3 fatty acids. They are necessary to ingest through food for their anti-inflammatory benefits.
Nutritional information Calories 62kcal, Calories from Fat 47%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 50mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 2g, Protein 4g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat
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