6 ways to lower uric acid in body naturally and prevent gout

  • Uric acid is a compound found in blood and is created when the body breaks down chemicals called purines. Certain foods are high in purines and increase uric acid levels.
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Food high in purines include seafood, red meat, organ meats, alcohol, etc. Too much uric acid in the body leads to a condition called hyperuricemia which causes crystals of uric acid (or urate) to form in the body. Here are a few natural ways to lower uric acid levels.(Unsplash)

Food high in purines include seafood, red meat, organ meats, alcohol, etc. Too much uric acid in the body leads to a condition called hyperuricemia which causes crystals of uric acid (or urate) to form in the body. Here are a few natural ways to lower uric acid levels.(Unsplash)

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Try vitamin C supplement: Taking a vitamin C supplement may lower uric acid levels.(Unsplash)

Try vitamin C supplement: Taking a vitamin C supplement may lower uric acid levels.(Unsplash)

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Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks: Excess consumption of alcohol and sodas can increase the risk of developing gout.(Unsplash)

Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks: Excess consumption of alcohol and sodas can increase the risk of developing gout.(Unsplash)

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Maintain healthy body weight: Being overweight increases the risk of gout, especially in younger people. Hence, it is important to maintain healthy body weight by avoiding certain foods and working out daily.(Unsplash)

Maintain healthy body weight: Being overweight increases the risk of gout, especially in younger people. Hence, it is important to maintain healthy body weight by avoiding certain foods and working out daily.(Unsplash)

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Consume cherries: Preliminary research suggests that cherries might reduce the risk of gout attacks.(Unsplash)

Consume cherries: Preliminary research suggests that cherries might reduce the risk of gout attacks.(Unsplash)

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Drink coffee: Drinking coffee may reduce the chances of developing gout. Some studies have linked coffee consumption to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.(Unsplash)

Drink coffee: Drinking coffee may reduce the chances of developing gout. Some studies have linked coffee consumption to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.(Unsplash)

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Avoid purine-rich foods: Purines found in certain foods can break down and produce uric acid when consumed. These foods include sardines, mussels, high-fat foods, sugar foods, beverages etc.(Unsplash)

Avoid purine-rich foods: Purines found in certain foods can break down and produce uric acid when consumed. These foods include sardines, mussels, high-fat foods, sugar foods, beverages etc.(Unsplash)

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