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5 Incredible Winter Snacks To Help You Fight Uric Acid

5 Incredible Winter Snacks To Help You Fight Uric Acid

Fall has, once again, come and gone. As Winter approaches, many of the uric acid healthy snacks that defined our fall meals are no longer in season. Gone are the days of fruity ice cream and a cold bowl of cereal in the morning (at least for a few months).

Other uric acid healthy foods, such as oranges, are definitely still in season. But here at Lifetones, we want to provide you with five more snacks and foods to help you in your fight against uric acid during the cool Winter months! 

(By the way, if you haven’t read our first article on our favorite Fall snacks for uric acid support, you can read it here.) 

  1. Green Tea

Green Tea is one of the healthiest drinks in the world, being chock full of antioxidants like catechin. Catechin helps to slow down uric acid formation by working against the primary enzymes that are responsible for uric acid production.

Also, as the weather continues to get colder, a hot green tea can be perfect to warm you up and keep you cozy!

  1. Pumpkin

Due to the high popularity of pumpkins during the Halloween and Thanksgiving months, there should be an abundance of this superfood on sale nowadays! As we move past these holidays, the extra pumpkins might get thrown out - or even better...eaten!

Pumpkins provide our bodies with the alkalizing nutrients we need to flush uric acid out of the body. They are also full of dietary fiber which will help you feel full and reduce hunger cravings.

Pumpkin seeds are also edible and very low calorie. They are even full of tryptophan, which can you to fall asleep. (But if you prefer something a little tastier, we now offer our own natural sleep aid!)

  1. Dark Chocolate

Like pumpkin, dark chocolate contains an alkaloid that helps to reduce uric acid in the body. In the case of dark chocolate, the alkaloid is theobromine. Theobromine is also known to help relax the muscles in your lungs responsible for coughing.

And, it can't be ignored...dark chocolate is just a super tasty snack to add into your daily routine.

  1. Pineapple

Pineapple can help reduce inflammation and pain for people with gout. This is due to pineapple containing the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain.

Just a half cup of pineapple per day can get help provide the pain reduction you need, and can also help fill you up with your much-needed daily serving of fruits!

  1. Legumes

Legumes is a broad category of food that includes lentils, peas, beans and more. Ironically, legumes are quite high in purines, which are usually bad for those trying to keep their uric acid levels in check. Legumes are different, though.

A Harvard study has shown that legumes, for whatever reason, do not seem to cause gout and other flare-ups to increase. It is theorized that, due to legumes being high in protein and fiber, they may balance out the purines within.

Which is great news, as various legumes can be perfect additions to your holiday soups and chili recipes!

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Sources

http://www.goutschool.com/gout-food/pumpkin-for-gout/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/15-dos-and-donts-about-diet-for-high-uric-acid-levels/articleshow/19629910.cms

https://www.medicinenet.com/foods_that_cause_gout_to_flare_up/ask.htm

https://www.everydayhealth.com/arthritis/gout/your-anti-gout-food-plan/