Author Archives: Ken Daniels

Should Gout Sufferers Avoid Tomatoes?

Tomatoes being a possible cause of gout is probably one of the most divisive topics when it comes to gout and what you should or shouldn’t. Tomatoes are very low in purines, are 90% water and contain a number of compounds which are beneficial to a eating a healthy diet. On the surface they appear […]

Avoiding sugar is harder than you think

Sugar is the enemy if you’re a gout sufferer. When your body metabolises sugar, it increases the production of uric acid while at the same time limiting excretion through urine. As any gout sufferer knows, when your body has an over-abundance of uric acid, it crystallises in the joints which is what causes gout attacks. […]

How Cherries Help Prevent Gout

Cherries are delicious and – despite being quite high in sugar – can be very beneficial to gout sufferers. Cherries contain high amounts of vitamin A and C and their red pigment is a rich source of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the form of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables […]