Gout is a disease affecting the joints which is characterized by inflammation and intense pain, the famous gout attack. The symptoms result from the accumulation of uric acid in the body and particularly in the extremities like the feet. The causes of gout can be of genetic origin, following kidney failure or even a poor diet.
Gout was once known as “the disease of kings” because it was and still is closely associated with a diet high in fat and purines like meat. An often effective way to prevent gout is through proper diet.
It is recommended not to consume too much protein, prefer proteins of vegetable origin such as tofu or eggs.
However, it seems that consuming vegetables or fruits rich in purine would have no impact on gout. It would essentially be products of animal origin rich in purines (meat, seafood) which would promote gout.
In addition to vitamin C, cherries contain other active ingredients such as anthocyanosides. Consuming 10-12 cherries daily for 2 or more days has been proven to reduce the risk of gout attacks by 35%. The consumption of allopurinol and cherries even lowers the risk of gout attacks by 75% compared to those who do not consume allopurinol or cherries.