According to the Ministry Of Health Malaysia, gout is caused by excess uric acid in the body which causes inflammation or pain in the joints, especially towards the toe. Fortunately, gout attacks can be prevented naturally through a healthy and balanced diet.
These are the 6 types of nutrition that the MOH has recommended through a tweet on its Twitter page that could help with gout attack:
According to research, pineapple is high in fiber which may reduce inflammation caused by gout. Other than that, it also contains bromelain and vitamin c that could reduce inflammation in the joints.
Pegaga is rich in amino and fatty acids, beta carotene, and phytonutrients, all things great at calming inflammation. It also contains phytochemicals that help the detoxification process.
Capsaicin from chili peppers reduces pain and inflammation and also aids in the repair of damage in joints. Vitamin A and Vitamin C that contains in chili help to reduce joint stiffness.
Lemon juice and lemon extract help to lower uric acid levels in the blood. It also contains a high level of Vitamin C to help in the detoxification process of a gout patient.
Ginger is a great medication for inflammatory conditions. Ginger could reduce pain related to uric acid in gout. Its component of gingerol and zingiberene could reduce the inflammation of joints.
Penyakit gout berpunca daripada asid urik berlebihan di dalam tubuh yang menyebabkan keradangan atau sakit pada sendi, terutamanya ibu jari kaki.
— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) February 22, 2021
Sources: Twitter Ministry Of Health.