Bananas as a Natural Gout Treatment
August 29, 2011 by Estella.
Christine Marquette, a registered dietician from the Austin Regional Clinic, has produced an informational video titled Nutrition & Diets: About Bananas & Gout. In the video, Marquette explains why bananas are thought to decrease gout symptoms.
She attributes bananas' ability to act as a natural gout treatment to their high levels of potassium and vitamin C. Marquette points out that gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body, and a gouty arthritis flare up increases the acidity of the body.
Potassium helps regulate the body's acid-base balance (the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis). The potassium in bananas may decrease the acidity in the body, making it more alkaline.
As well, the vitamin C in bananas has anti-inflammatory qualities that may help reduce the painful inflammation which always accompanies a gout attack. While she doesn't go so far as to say bananas could replace gout medication, Marquette does feel the fruit should be a part of any gout patient's diet.
To view the About Bananas & Gout video, >CLICK BELOW.
Filed under: Gout Treatment and Prevention, Gout Natural Remedies.
Tags: bannas, gout nutrition & diet, natural gout treatment, gout treatment, natural gout remedies, gout symptoms, gouty arthritis, gout medication.
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