It is always a pleasure when I find or discover food that is beneficial in treating gout. The best thing here is that there are plenty of foods with this important benefit.
My goal is to create the ultimate database with all the foods that can be consumed, how and how much, and also why they are so important for treating gout and the flares.
As you would believe, there are plenty fruits and vegetables that usually can be consumed without any additional facts and things you need to know. So, how pineapple and gout are linked?
Pineapple benefits and facts
Pineapple is called Ananas comosus (it is called ananas in some countries) and it comes from South America. The name was given by European explorers who saw the plant for the first time and believed it looks a lot like a pinecone.
One cup of pineapple contains 82 calories, 1 gram of protein, 1.7 gram of fat, vitamin B6, folate, copper, manganese, magnesium, thiamin, iron and so much more. In essence, it is extremely rich in nutrients and loaded with vitamins and minerals on top of that.
Pineapple is rich in antioxidants. They fight free radicals that damage human cells. Phenolic acids and flavonoids are present in high amounts here. Other benefits include fights of cancer, helps you with digestion, boosts the immune system, helps you recover after surgery and so much more.
Now, you may believe that there is no direct link between pineapple and gout. The truth is, pineapple is extremely linked to gout and I will explain it in the next section.
How pineapple and gout are connected
The link between pineapple and gout is amazing. Pineapple contains bromelain, a compound that fights inflammation in gout. There are no direct studies that can confirm that, but plenty of speculation approves my claim. In addition, this compound may help the immune system.
While there is no direct studies for bromelain and gout, there is one that investigated the link with OA or osteoarthritis. They discovered that the compound is effective in decreasing the pain and the symptoms. However, they didn’t test the effects on a long-term basis.
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Pineapple is one of the best fruits out there for all gout sufferers. It is extremely loaded with nutrients we can use and therefore something I highly recommend. If you like this fruit, you will get all the perks and have great fun.
I should add that pineapple should be consumed before and during a gout flare. It needs time to act and to decrease inflammation. Consuming it during the attack and expecting instant benefits won’t be very possible. Anyway, improvement is there and you should try to add it to your life.
Pineapple and gout have been mixed for a long period of time and I believe most of you have tried it at some point. If you haven’t, please do that today.
How to consume pineapple for gout?
The best alternative I have been using for 1 year now is to consume one cup of fresh pineapple per day. Try to find the freshest of them all in your grocery shop and avoid the ones that come with ‘’old’’ leaves and that may look damaged.
Eating one cup will help you get all of the benefits above and your body doesn’t need more. Yes, you can consume even more if you like the taste.
While pineapple is very important for all gout sufferers, sugary drinks and processed foods that may contain it aren’t. The same fact applies to pineapple desserts. They may and usually will contain too much sugar and other ingredients that are bad for gout.
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Canned pineapple and gout
Pineapple that comes in a can should be avoided as well. First of all, you won’t get all the healthy nutrients fresh pineapple contains. Then, you will probably have an intake of artificial chemicals, sweeteners, and something similar and all of those must be avoided.
Pineapple and gout link is explained above. This management is one of the best things you can do. I highly recommend you consume this fruit once per day and if possible, eat it for years or even decades.
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