Gout is not fun at all. I don’t imagine that any disease is really fun, but gout is extremely painful. When my husband was diagnosed with it, he actually missed work several times because of the flareups. We knew that we had to do something because he was just in too much pain. I wanted to find out more information on gout than what our doctor had given to us, so I went online to see what I could find out. I was able to find a website that has a lot of information on gout, and I was surprised by some of the things that I had found out.
My husband enjoys pineapples, but that is one of those foods that we usually eat when we are out and it is on a buffet. We rarely had it in our home, and I saw where this was a huge mistake. Pineapples have a large amount of potassium in them, which is extremely helpful to someone with gout. This is because gout happens when uric acid builds up in the body. It usually makes a person legs or feet, or even hands and fingers, very sore, even to the touch.
The potassium that is found in pineapples actually converts the uric acid into something else, which is then processed by the kidneys. That means that it is being filtered through the kidneys as something safe rather than staying in his body as something that causes extreme pain. When I found this out, I went to the store the same day and bought three raw pineapples. Though any pineapple will do, it is best to have it raw to get all of the nutrients from it. He now eats several rings of fresh pineapple a day, and he is doing much better as a result!Read more