Progressiveness and inability to be reversed are two main characteristics of autoimmune diseases that are the reason for causing discomfort and pain that must be put under control or balanced by a lifestyle that is healthy and includes exercising and diet. Below we will explain the symptoms and causes of gout and will give you one recipe of a powerful pineapple drink which will help you ease and relieve the pain, while reducing the symptoms.
Gout is in fact a type of arthritis, causing burning pain, swelling, and stiffness, in a joint, usually a big toe.
Gout has to be treated because the issues of discomfort will eventually happen. In case the blood’s uric acid level is high and is not treated, it will most likely from hard crystals on the joints.
The causes and chances of getting gout are higher (almost a double) in people with high factor of risk of obesity as well as in people that consume alcohol.
The decomposing of the material that is waste is much harder for those people that have overweight as well as for those that have problems with their kidneys. Those are the ones that most likely will suffer uric acid attacks.
Most common symptoms that people with gout will get are: nighttime swelling, tenderness, redness and sharp pain in their big toe.
They also get attacks in their foot, ankle, knees and other joints. These attacks can be prolonged and last for a few days and even weeks. According to a doctor, the only way to relieve pain is by taking anti-inflammatory prescription pills, such as: ibuprofen or corticosteroids.
You will feel an ease in the pain, however, the symptoms will still stay the same, not getting any better. That link between medicine and easing of pain will make you be on pills any time you feel pain, and who wants to go through that process of feeling immense pain without taking something to relieve it, right?
Therefore, for all those who are in a status quo situation and think that do not have any other alternative that taking pills, we are about to change the perspective a little bit.
There is a direct link between your diet and your health. For that reason, the active ingredients that this drink is made of, will reduce pain and inflammation, naturally, and also reduce the symptoms that you suffer from. Each ingredient give its contribution in the process of healing and fights against the causes that developed the gout.
- Ginger Root
- Tart Cherry Juice
Why Use Pineapple?
Pineapple is one of the crucial ingredients of this drink. This is because pineapple contains Bromelain which is an anti-inflammatory and natural enzyme. Bromelain intrude the hormones that are in charge in the process of swelling, so it reduces this process.
Enzyme is also great for diets rich in protein and meat, because it helps in digestion. Diets that cause the levels of uric acid to be high are linked to gout. Bromelain is useful for enabling the digestion of the proteins to be proper.
Curcumin, an ingredient that is anti-inflammatory in turmeric, works great for your overall health condition, relieving pain. Curcumin is in charge of blocking the vessels of the red blood cells from enlarging and it also blocks the protein production that is excessive.
Why Use Ginger Root?
The main active ingredients of the ginger root are gingerols. They are in close relation with capsaicin. On molecular level gingerols and capsaicin are very similar. That means that the enzymes which are the reason for the inflammation in the body are lessened.
Why Tart Cherry Juice?
Studies have shown that cherries lower the level of uric acid in the blood, which means that you will stay away from risk and also lessen the chances to get a gout attack.
Turmeric Pineapple Drink As A Gout Remedy
For the preparation of the turmeric pineapple drink from the above mentioned ingredients that will help with the problems with the gout, you will need:
- 1-2 tsp. of turmeric powder
- 1 cup of tart cherry juice
- Honey (optional)
- 1 pineapple
- 2-3 tsp. of ginger (in powder), or 1 inch of a ginger root that is fresh
- Blender or food processor
- A container of glass that has a tight lid
The stem of the pineapple should be cut and the skin should be removed. You can choose whether to use the stem or not, and chop the content into pieces.
You should have in mind that the stem has high concentration of bromelain, but it is up to you to choose.
Add the ingredients, except for the honey, in a blender and mix them until you get a homogenous texture.
Store the turmeric pineapple drink in the glass container and keep it refrigerated. For those of you, who would like a sweeter taste just add honey, or lessen the amount of ginger and turmeric, if you dislike their taste.
The drink will last for a month if you keep it in the refrigerator. You should drink this turmeric-pineapple drink regularly to prevent or many cases as a cure of gout attack.