Elk meat and gout

Did you know elk meat causes gout? Elk meat is a rare type of meat. You can find Elks in the especially if you are a hunter.  In most cases, the environmental conditions in the forest are not favorable hence, you will require the best elk hunting boots to help you in hunting. Gout is a type of arthritis that is characterized by pain, inflammation of joints and stiffness.
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Many years ago, it used to be an uncommon disease that mostly affected the rich who ate a lot of fancy foods and drank too much liquor. It is caused by small crystals which forms in the joints leading to severe pain, tenderness and swelling. The good news is that, there are some preventive measures you can take to prevent this condition. Over the years, doctors usually prescribe gout patients with different drugs which do not cure gout and instead, the drugs comes with undesirable side effects. There are natural ways of treating gout symptoms and you have to start with your diet.

Let us now go through the various ways on how you can prevent gout.


Elk meat and gout
  1. Avoid high purine foods that can cause gout attacks- You should reduce the consumption of red meat and certain seafood. Elk meat can also cause gout as it is part of red meat. These are other types of foods which are particularly high in purine. Buffalo, organ meats, caviar, anchovy, venison, mussels, scallop, and herring, are all rich in purine. 
  2. Limit fructose in your diet- If you are suffering from gout, you should restrict the amount of fructose you eat. Try to avoid the following foods. All types of sugars, honey, soda, fruit juices, dried fruit, sports drinks and sweetened beverages. With gout, you should eat small amounts of whole fruits but go for those who are low in fructose like passion fruits, guava, prune, berries, cherries, kiwi, pineapple and all citrus fruits.
  3.  Eat potassium rich foods- Lack of potassium is usually seen in people with gout. Potassium is necessary for many body functions. Some of the useful sources includes avocado, celery, broccoli, Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, crimini mushroom and Brussels sprouts. 
  4.   Limit alcohol consumption- Alcohol increase gout risks but beer is the worst. Beer is made up of yeast and other ingredients which tend to trigger uric acid production.
  5.  Drink tart cherry juice – According to study, tart cherry juice can help in reducing uric acid as well as inflammation. Cherries consist of potent compounds like bioflavonoid and anthocyanin which are known to be anti-inflammatory and include antioxidant properties. You should go for organic cherry juice which has no added sugars. 
  6.  Avoid soy milk- Research indicates that it increases uric acid levels in the body.
  7.  Dairy products and coffee are associated with lower incidence of gout- You should always purchase organic to shun the antibiotics and hormones used in raising cattle and pesticides in animal feed and coffee crops.
  8. Exercise regularly- Most of the people with gout usually think that exercise will worsen their pain or cause further injury, and they end up being inactive. This is one of the worst things you can do if you have gout or any arthritis. Exercises are good in weight management and help to improve circulation and normalize insulin levels. It is a powerful tool for joint mobility and preserving bone density. You can work with a fitness trainer or a physical therapist if you are not sure of the best exercises for you. They should help you to develop a safe and efficient program for your specific needs.

CONCLUSION

I am sure you have learned something, have you? Those are some of the best ways on how you can prevent gout. We have also seen some of the foods which cause gout such as elk meat. Gout is a very painful health problem, and as we have seen, you can take measures to ensure that you do not suffer from it. Be careful with the type of food you eat. Regular exercises are also important; you should take care of your health. Your views will really be appreciated. You are free to share in case you have liked the article.

Sources

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gout/pages/causes.aspx
http://ezinearticles.com/?Natural-Relief-For-Gout&id=9011552
I'm David S. Boone. I like outdoor activities such as hunting , fishing , and other outdoor sports . I’m happy to share my knowledge with everyone.
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