9. Dairy Products
Low-fat milk and dairy products have been associated with lower plasma urate concentrations and reduced risk of gout. Skim milk, for example, contains orotic acid that decreases the re-absorption of uric acid and promotes its removal through the kidneys.
- Drink one to five cups of skim milk daily.
- You can also include low-fat yogurt and other dairy products in your diet.
Tofu, too, can help alter plasma protein concentration and increase uric acid clearance. Soy milk, however, has been found to increase uric acid.
10. Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass helps restore alkalinity in the blood. Plus, it is rich in vitamin C, chlorophyll and phytochemicals that promote detoxification. It is also a good source of protein and amino acids as an alternative to eating animal protein.
Simply drink one ounce (two tablespoons) of wheatgrass juice mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice daily until your uric acid level comes down.
- Limit your alcohol intake as it interferes with the elimination of uric acid.
- Avoid high-fructose corn syrup or glucose-fructose syrup as they tend to increase uric acid levels.
- Get regular exercise and maintain a healthy weight. It is believed that fatty tissue tends to increase uric acid production.
- Eat a balanced diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and low in protein. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, and candies.
- Cut back on foods high in fat as it lowers the body’s ability to eliminate uric acid.