Hyperuricemia - Eating dos and don’ts

  • By Team TDO

High uric acid level in the blood is a reversible condition. Here, we tell you what diet would be suited best for you if you have too much of uric acid in your blood.

  1. High dietary fiber - Dietary fibers absorb the uric acid from your blood and help to eliminate it via your kidneys. Include a lot of fiber-rich foods in your diet like Isabgol (psyllium husk), oats, spinach, and broccoli, to name a few.
  2. Vitamin C - Regular consumption of 500 milligrams of vitamin C can help reduce the levels of uric acid in your blood in about 2 months.
  3. Cold pressed olive oil - Vegetable oils or butter that have been subjected to heating process turn rancid and affect vitamin E which is necessary for elimination of uric acid. Instead opt for cold pressed olive oil that won't turn rancid.
  4. Fluids - Drink lots of natural fluids like water, coconut water, buttermilk, etc. They will flush out uric acid from your system.
  5. Celery seeds - Celery seeds have a mild sedative and diuretic action. They are considered as a kidney antiseptic. The seeds have been long used as an excellent remedy for gout, rheumatism, and arthritis problems.
  6. Antioxidants - Antioxidants help fight the free radicals that affect uric acid levels in your body. Foods like red bell peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, broccoli, and grapes are extremely rich sources of antioxidants.
  7. Cherries - This sweet fruit contains chemicals that help neutralize uric acid and promote its elimination from the body.
  8. Avoid artificially sweetened foods- Artificial sweeteners contain high-fructose corn syrup that hampers the elimination of uric acid from the body.
  9. Avoid bakery food and junk food - Bakery foods and junk foods are rich in saturated and trans fats. They help to increase the levels of uric acid in blood.
  10. Cut down on meat - Lean meat, fish are all high on purine that eventually is broken down to uric acid. Cutting down on these will help bring down the levels of uric acid.
  11. Alcohol - Alcohol interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body. Beer, especially, plays an active role in this.
  12. Weight-loss diets - High-protein weight loss diet can cause uric acid levels to rise as the protein eventually gets broken down to uric acid.