31 October 2014

Vegetable benefits for Gout Patients


Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs because of uric acid formation in blood. The uric acid in blood results in forming crystals near the joints and cause stiffness into the joints of n affected person’s body. The stiffness of joints causes pain when the affected person tries to move. Several researchers found that the best way to counter gout is by planning and properly customizing your diet by adding plenty of vegetables in your daily diet. Vegetables and a number of food posses the capability to decrease the relative symptoms of gout. Here is the reason why vegetables are great for gout patients.

Rich Vitamin C contents

Vegetables are very rich in vitamin C, which limits the formation of uric acid in the blood of a Gout patient and with the lack of uric acid formation in patient’s blood. Therefore, the process of crystal formation in joints automatically stops however; its’ not clinically proven yet. Vegetables that are rich in vitamin C include kale, broccoli, potatoes, guava, pepper, cabbage, lemon, blackberries, kiwifruit, spinach and many others.

Rich Fiber

According to some experts, foods containing rich quantity of fiber may help in minimizing the gout related symptoms and pain associated with it. You can find plenty of rich fiber containing vegetables such as root vegetables that grow below the earth surface i.e. squash, radish, potatoes, turnips, yams and beets. Moreover, vegetables like spinach, asparagus, broccoli cabbages and other green vegetables contain dietary fibers in plenty.

Magnesium Contents

Researchers have found that the effect and symptoms of gout tends to decrease by adding Magnesium rich vegetables in diet routines. There are plentiful of vegetables that contains adequate amount of Magnesium such as, spinach, potatoes, broccoli, okra, avocados artichokes and many others. You can take vegetables in multiple ways such as cooked, raw, as salad, soup or mixing with other regular recopies.
                                                                 Apart from the above advantages, vegetables contain various other capabilities as well and therefore, physicians often recommend taking green vegetables on regular basis.  



  1. Gout is a common disease nowadays, Dr Banwari Sharma DM, immunology,takes good care of it at Jaipur.