Uric acid is the byproduct of dissolved purines, which are natural substances in food and your cells. Foods such as meats and alcoholic beverages are rich in purines, and having too much of these in your diet can lead to raised uric acid levels and form gout, or crystals in the joints. Learn safe and natural ways of dissolving uric acid crystals in the body.
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Things you need
- Baking soda
Drink a baking soda solution to help dissolve uric acid crystals and limit the pain of the attacks. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda to one cup of water. Baking soda will increase the solubility of the uric acid crystals which will help your body eliminate them quicker.
Drink three to four glasses of water with lemon juice on a daily basis. Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This vitamin can help dissolve uric acid crystals so that your body can flush them out of your system via urine. Squeeze six to eight lemons into a glass of water. Do not add sugar, you will not be making lemonade. Sugar will aggravate your pancreas and increase the production of uric acid in your body.
Eat 1 or 2 cups of cherries every day to help dissolve uric acid crystals. Cherries include the potent compound called anthocyanins, which help dissolve uric acid crystals in the body.
Consume foods that are rich in fibre every day. Fibre can help eliminate uric acid crystals in your blood by binding it with cholesterol and removing it out through your stool. Eat two to three cups of foods rich in fibre such as bananas, prunes, avocados, cabbage and corn.
Tips and warnings
- Consult your physician before embarking on self treatments.