Using Bananas For Gout
But why is this yellow fruit such a benefit to the gout sufferer?
Bananas are naturally low in calories with the average banana coming in at somewhere around 105 – 120 calories. But it is not just the calories that we should think of when using bananas for gout.
Bananas contain lots of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Folic Acid
All these nutrients are beneficial for the gout sufferer but of particular importance when it comes to bananas for gout is the potassium level.
Bananas have about 400mg of potassium making them one of the best and most gout friendly sources of potassium out there. Potassium helps lower uric acid levels and also maintain a healthy heart rate.
Bananas also help to liquidate your uric acid – in other words bananas help to melt uric acid crystals. This is why bananas for gout truly are a champion food. By doing this it means your kidneys can do their job more efficiently and eliminate uric acid before it has the chance to build up.
I personally try to eat a banana a day.
One way to include bananas is to simply have them as breakfast or blend them into a smoothie. You can chop up a bananas for gout and add them to cereal or make sandwiches with them.
These days the larger supermarkets carry different types of banana for you to try.
It is worth remembering that bananas alone are not enough to beat the gout monster. If you are suffering a gout attack it really is best to learn how to get rid of it ask quickly as possible. ne thing is for sure and that is that the longer you let an attack settle in the worse it will become.
The other important thing to remember here is that bananas should be eaten ideally when they are at their ripest. This was the conclusion made on a study on bananas for gout from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
This means that when the banana is brown and spotty it is best rather than when it is bright yellow.
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To Your Bright and Gout Free Future,