Studies have shown that consuming milk and other dairy products help to prevent gout. It is recommended to drink at least four cups a day to reduce the risk of gout by 40%. The build up of gout is caused by uric acid in the blood, causing swelling and intense pain.
Does Coffee Lower or Higher the Risk of Gout?
Research was done on 46,000 males, over a 12 year period, to see if coffee could help reduce the chances of gout. Out of that number, 757 men developed gout. Surveys were given to the men in the study and the results shown that the more coffee the men drank, the less risk there was to develop gout. By drinking one to three cups per day lowered the risk of gout by 8% while four to five cups per day lowered the risk by 40%. Those who drank six cups of coffee per day lowered their risk by 60%.
How does Milk help Gout?
Milk can help reduce the risk of gout because it helps get rid of uric acid, which then causes the joints to deteriorate, forming gout. So milk can help slow this down or prevent it from occurring.
Drinking one to five glasses of low-fat milk per day can greatly decrease your chances of getting gout.
What Foods can help with Gout?
There's still a debate on whether or not beans, peas, mushrooms, spinach and cauliflower provoke gout. You can increase your chances of developing gout by 21% if you eat an extra portion of beef, pork or lamb each day.
If you are consuming extra seafood meals every week, your risks of gout go up by 7%. This is usually so with men who are not overweight.
What should I stay away from if I already have Gout?
Besides seafood, alcohol can play a part in raising your chances of getting gout.
Another factor that worsens gout and its symptoms are heat and humidity. Heat and humidity lead to dehydration, which can cause gout attacks in the future of sufferers. When gout attacks, it tackles one joint over a period of a few days, likely the big toe, and cause fevers, the chills and rapid heart beasts. The heat causes a lack of fluids in your body (through perspiration) and has been considered to be a potential trigger for repetitive gout attacks.
When living or visiting an area of the world that is hot and humid, you should drink plenty of fluids, preferably milk and water.
Milk and Gout
Since gout is caused by the loss of tissues in the joint from uric acid, milk can help to build your bone mass and get rid of uric acid, preventing gout from occurring. Many studies of shown that milk decreases your chances of getting gout, as well as coffee. You can try drinking coffee and using milk instead of cream to help reduce uric acids even more.
Just wanted to add the importance of using herbal treatment rather than traditional, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Regretfully, NSAIDs have no effect on the amount of uric acid in the body.
Many of these medications can have significant side effects including bleeding, stomach pain, and ulcers.
Most NSAIDs have a â€œtop limitâ€ effect. In other words, NSAIDs can only manage a certain amount of painâ€”beyond that top level, no matter of additional dosage will have any positive effect on the pain.
Something to consider. Commented on HelloLife · December 11, 2007 at 4:32 PM
I suffer from gout and I have found that milk and cherries are a quick way to get over an episode of gout. Milk affects the uric acid and cherries affect the inflammation. I say this because I have tried this and it works for me. I dont know the science behind it all, I just know that it works for me. I recommend you try it and see if it helps you. Commented on HelloLife · October 28, 2009 at 12:52 PM
hallo i am javed and i have recently got gout problem i have uric acid 7.26 and which is just on higher level...
i am a sports man and i want to go to gym should i countinue my exercise and what should i do to reduce my uric acid level.
trhank you javed Commented on HelloLife · February 12, 2010 at 8:48 AM
I have suffered from gout for almost 6 years. After reading this article, I realized that I stopped drinking milk about 6 years ago(when my son was born). I guess I will give drinking milk a try again. Something I may add though. I have recently tried to use water and baking soda, and it worked pretty well by reducing the pain and swelling a lot faster than what it would usually do. Good luck to all the gout suffers out there. Commented on HelloLife · November 28, 2010 at 10:22 AM
I need a diet to prevent gout,there is to much conflicting information. Commented on HelloLife · April 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM
Big Dave at HelloLife
Chopin - looks like milk is a common denominator. Beyond that, everyone's body reacts differently, but you could try things that help keep down inflammation, like fish (or fish oil supplements) and flax seed (again - or flax seed oil supplements). I guess just try a few weeks of something and if it works, good. If not, try the next idea. Commented on HelloLife · April 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM
i suffer from arthritis and would like some info on how to manage diet.
Maude Vini Commented on HelloLife · November 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
can you please send info to my facebook timeline. Commented on HelloLife · November 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM
what vegetable that can eliminate uric acid? Commented on HelloLife · August 23, 2013 at 5:51 PM