May 2, 2018
High uric acid can lead to gout which can be very painful. Gout presents with acute intermittent pain in the joints. It usually happens at the smaller sized joints such as toes, ankle, fingers. The joints are usually red, swollen, burning with burn. Chronic sufferers may experience swollen and deformed joints.
Eating tips for gout sufferers:
x Foods that are high in purine contents such as strong meat soups, pike mackerel, eels, beans and shell fish
x high calories and high fats food
x spicy and tonic foods
x avoid alcohol, especially beer
o alkaline foods such as seaweed, carrots, tomatoes, figs, watermelon
o low purine content foods such as cucumber, low fat milk, seaweed, sea cucumber, chestnuts, water chestnuts, fungus
o five grains, gourds, and root vegetables
Cucumber vs old cucumber
They have similar healing effects, and both are sweet and cool in nature. They can clear heat and detoxify, promote fluid production to relieve thirst, and promote diuresis to relieve bloating. Suitable for those with damp heat, and yin deficient body constitutions, as well as those with gout, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Note those with asthenic spleen and stomach and prone to diarrhea and loose stool should not have cucumber.