Apples and Gout: Are Apples Good for Gout?

Apples and Gout: Are Apples Good for Gout?

Originating in Central Asia, the apple tree (part of the rose family) is now grown right around the world. It's estimated there are 7,500 different varieties of apples grown worldwide. China is the largest producer of apples, followed by the USA, Turkey, and Poland. And apples are extremely popular: they are the second most popular…

Chocolate and Gout | Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Gout

Chocolate and Gout | Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Gout

Chocolate and Gout If you like chocolate, you’ll really like today’s content… Chocolate is usually a brown sweet food prepared from roasted and ground Theobroma cacao seeds, and often flavored with vanilla. It’s a mixture of cocoa butter, cocoa paste and sugar. Chocolate contains carbohydrates, fats, vegetable proteins, minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron…

Tomatoes And Gout – Do Tomatoes Trigger Gout?

Tomatoes And Gout – Do Tomatoes Trigger Gout?

It’s generally accepted that there are foods that people with gout are supposed to avoid or, at the very least, consume in moderation. Are tomatoes one of them? Well, according to a New Zealand piece of research, they are… A 2015 study by the Otago Department of Biochemistry, recorded that tomatoes were the fourth most…

How Effective Is Glucosamine For Gout?

How Effective Is Glucosamine For Gout?

Let's look at glucosamine supplements and whether or not they can relieve the pain and inflammation of gout. First… What is Glucosamine? It’s a naturally occurring chemical compound in the body and integral to cartilage building; the connective tissue that cushions our joints. Glucosamine is a modified sugar, synthesized by the body's cells, which regulates…

What’s The Link Between Obesity And Gout?

What’s The Link Between Obesity And Gout?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2014, over 1.9 billion adults worldwide could be classified as being either overweight or obese, a figure that has more than doubled since 1980. And the trend is continuing with no signs of this 'pandemic' abating. So, as a gout sufferer, do you know your weight position?…