Gout is an arthritis and complex joint inflammation of a single joint near the big toe. Severe gout can affect multiple joints. A protein called purine in certain foods increases uric acid in the bloodstream (hyperuricemia) that gets deposited as crystals on the joints causing gout. A nodule called tophi is formed under the skin.
Gout symptoms include sudden severe pain, redness and swelling of the affected joint.
Untreated gout can cause permanent joint bone damage. It is generally treated by medicines that reduce uric acid in the bloodstream. Why use chemicals when foods like celery juice and its seed extracts can heal gout by reducing uric acid in the bloodstream?
Table of Contents
- How Celery Treats Gout?
- How to Use Celery for Gout
- Other Benefits of Celery
- Prevention of Gout
- Other Tips and Precautions
Health benefits of celery are many. High water content and big bundles of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients of celery makes it a highly beneficial food item.
Celery is rich in vitamin k, vitamin c, vitamin b6, folate and potassium making it good for high blood pressure. High fiber content helps in weight loss.
In addition, celery and its seeds are excellent sources of antioxidants and many beneficial enzymes.
One such beneficial enzyme for gout is luteolin. According to a research published in December 15, 2023 issue of journal Food Chemistry (1) luteolin in celery blocks the enzymes that are responsible for the formation of excess uric acid in the blood.
So, go for celery if you have gout or you want to prevent it.
You can use celery in many different ways to get its full benefits. Adding it to your daily salad is the simplest way to get all the health benefits. But if you have gout then you need more concentrated celery than just an ingredient of salad.
Following are three great ways to consume celery to treat gout. Have patience. It may take a few weeks to several months to get completely free of gout. But more important is to know if it is working. You will know that within a week or two with significant pain reduction.
Drinking a glass of celery juice daily is one of the easiest yet effective remedies for gout.
- Chop 4 celery stalks fine and toss them into a juicer blender
- Add 100 ml water
- Add 1/2 cucumber
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Blend well to make juice
- Drink it daily.
Various studies have shown clear benefits of taking celery seed extract for gout.
- Take 75 mg celery extract daily twice
- Continue it for 3 weeks to experience result
- Increase the quantities for a week to 100mg and see the results
- Get back to 75 mg for next 9 weeks
You can continue it for more time if gout is not gone completely. Follow manufacturer recommendations and consult your doctor while taking the celery seed extract for gout.
Some people may get allergic reactions.
If you are pregnant or nursing then avoid it.
Cherries are great snack food. Health benefits of Cherries include lowering uric acid levels in your bloodstream. Making juice and drinking daily is more effective.
- Chop 2 stalks of celery fine and toss it a juicer blender jar
- Remove seeds of a cup of cherries and add
- Add 100 ml water
- Blend well to make the juice
- Drink it daily.
Avoid using packaged cherry juice as it contains preservatives and sugar. Always make fresh fruit juice.
Celery is a highly nutritious food that comes from the apiaceae family that include parsley and carrots.. Some of the health benefits of celery are listed below.
- Boosts immunity
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Controls high blood pressure
- Prevent urinary tract infections
- Helps in weight loss
- Lowers inflammations
- Improve digestion
Gout is highly influenced by your diet. Though there are certain medications for blood pressure and diuretics can cause excess uric acid in the bloodstream, food still remains the biggest contributor. Genetic is also another cause of gout but you still can do some things to reduce the impact of genes.
Take following precautions
Avoid foods rich in purine
- Vegetables - Vegetables such as asparagus, spinach
- Seafoods - Seafoods Such as shellfish, sardines, muscles, trout
- Animal Meat - Animal meat such as bacon, turkey, veal, liver
- Alcohol - Alcohol and many other high purine foods
Always buy celery which is green and has no discoloration
Buy organic celery which is free of pesticides
Make juice, add to your salads or make its soup with or without other vegetable but do consume it regularly
Eat cherries, foods rich in vitamin c and even drink coffee. These foods help in lowering uric acid in the bloodstream.
You can get relief from gout symptoms within a week or two but It takes a long time for gout to completely disappear. So keep faith and patience with celery.
If it doesn't work out then consult your doctor.