The substance coming from nucleic acids degradation is called uric acid. When this acid is in excess, it is deposited in the joints and develops gout. Below, there are some tricks that help in to decrease the aciduric level.
Cucumber juice is alkaline and it helps lowering body temperature and also removes uric acid in the joints. If suffering from gout, it is indicated to do a detoxification treatment based on cucumber, ginger, and celery that helps to eliminate toxins.
The most common causes of gout, or accumulated uric acid, are:
- High blood pressure
Chronic kidney problems
Gout occurs when the body has to process too much protein from certain foods, such as red meat. Some of these proteins are eliminated through urine and sweat, but some also remain within the body.
When this starts to exceed normal levels, it is deposited in various locations, including the bloodstream and the joints.
This is why uric acid crystals are so painful, causing swelling, redness, and feelings of tightness or pressure in certain areas – especially in the big toe or the hands. To a lesser extent, it can manifest in the knees, feet, ankles, shoulders, or elbows.
The juice that helps to eliminate uric acid
– 1 medium-sized cucumber;
– 2 pieces of celery;
– 1 slice of lemon;
– 1 cm ginger root.
Wash all ingredients, slice the cucumber and celery, and place them in a food processor or blender. Then add the slice of lemon and the ginger to form a smooth liquid. Drink this mixture every day – best on an empty stomach – and try it a second time during the day if you prefer, maybe in the evenings after work.
In addition to drinking this juice, it’s a good idea to reduce your intake of foods that are high in purines and get plenty of exercises – at the very least, start walking regularly.
Prevention of uric acid deposits in the joints
The production of the uric acid takes place during the degradation of purines (these are proteins that can be found in several types of foods). This acid is transported in the blood, filtered by the means of kidneys and excreted in the urine.
In case it is produced in excess, it is deposited in the joints developing gout. Among the most common causes that increase uric acid levels are: alcohol, drugs diuretics, obesity, hypothyroidism, as well as renal failure. There are diets that lead to the increase of uric acid in the body, for instance: meat, asparagus, spinach, beans, peas, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Usually, if one has an increased level of uric acid in the body it shows few symptoms. A routine blood test is the best way to discover it.
Recipes and home remedies for reducing uric acid
If you are having problems with the levels of uric acid in your blood or joints, you should take advantage of the benefits of these homemade recipes:
- Juice four carrots, a mango, a slice of pineapple, 30 grams of strawberries, and one lemon. Drink this first thing in the morning. If your symptoms return, have another glass of this juice in the evenings.
- Boil 30 grams of cranberries in a liter of water for three minutes. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes before straining the liquid. Drink up to three cups of this per day.
- Mix three tablespoons of rosemary oil with three tablespoons of soybean oil, and gently massage the area where gout is causing you pain.
- Extract the juice from one tomato and drink it three times a day, making sure to use only ripe tomatoes. You can also start adding more raw tomato to your meals.
- Make a paste using baking soda and a little water, and apply it to the affected area to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Crush two cloves of garlic and mix with a tablespoon of wheat bran and apple cider vinegar. Make a paste and place on the affected area.
- Blend two large cabbage leaves and apply to the area where you experience pain using circular movements, two to three times a day.
- Boil half an onion in a liter of water for three minutes. Let it stand for five minutes before straining the liquid. Drink one cup of this mixture, three times a day. If the taste is too harsh, add a bit of honey.
- Boil an ear of corn on the cob in a pint of water for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain the liquid, and drink up to three cups per day.
- Boil a pint of water and add three sprigs of parsley, 50 grams of cabbage, and half an onion. Let cook for 15 minutes before removing from heat, straining the liquid, and letting it cool. Before drinking, add the juice of one lemon. It’s best to drink this before lunchtime.
- Boil half a liter of water and add two tablespoons of dried elderflowers. Cover, strain, and let cool. Drink this throughout the day, and sweeten with a little honey if desired.
- Slice a stalk of aloe vera and extract the gel. Place this gel on areas affected by gout, or you can just apply the cut stalk directly on the skin.