For those who suffer from gout attacks it can be hard establishing a diet that works for them. When it comes to eating specific foods and drinking specific beverages it easily becomes a tiring balancing act.
This is probably because there are so many different dieting plans out there and it can be confusing as to which plan makes sense for a gout sufferer.
Finding the Right Diet Plan for You
After reading this e-book titled Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet and Cookbook you will get a better idea on what the best diet for gout is. When reading this e-book a couple of things are made clear right away.
A good diet that treats gout involves you taking proper care of your brain, and it also involves your willingness to exercise and make your exercises a social event.
The human brain contains around 10 billion neurons, which is amazing brain power. One major reason why a person’s health declines is because of his or her abuse of their brain through what they eat or drink.
It often comes down to making the right choices in what people consume in their meals.
In the beginning of this e-book Spiro Koulouris tells his story of how he first started experiencing gout attacks, and what he ended up doing in order to find the best diet for gout.
Koulouris used to be like many other people as he loved going to McDonald’s to eat greasy foods and he enjoyed drinking Jack Daniels whiskey and Coca-Cola.
However he would go on to study how harmful these kinds of foods and drinks were, and he learned just what to avoid and what to embrace when dieting.
When preparing to go on a diet to treat your gout it is advised to never smoke nor drink any alcoholic beverages at any point.
The only drinks that are allowed for daily consumption while going on a gout diet is water, one cup of coffee or one cup of tea.
What is very insightful about this e-book is that it highlights some foods that are otherwise not recommended by other diet plans, debunking some myths about these foods.
Some of the best foods you can include in your gout diet include bananas, which are rich in potassium, turmeric, celery seeds and flax seeds.
This e-book does not recommend many types of meat, but it does recommend the consumption of Range Beef, or beef that doesn’t contain growth hormones, antibiotics or pesticides.
When reading this e-book you will come to realize that the best diet for gout doesn’t include foods that are high in fat.
When it comes to foods you should avoid when going on a diet to treat gout, right away you should say goodbye to fried foods. This means fried chicken and French Fries should no longer be part of your daily meals.
When frying food you are only covering it with unnecessary excess fat. You run a greater risk of damaging your health by consuming large amounts of fat.
While there are many oils to avoid cooking with when going on a gout diet, olive oil isn’t one of them.
Consuming foods cooked in olive oil will help lower your blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while also raising your HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
The foods that you should consider having for your gout diet include meals that remind you of spaghetti such as pasta, noodles and rice, and on top of that you should mix in some fruits and vegetables.
Along with grains, complex carbohydrates can be found in fruits and vegetables as well. Foods that are rich in carbohydrates are energy foods for your body and they should be embraced.
Exercising is a sure way of raising your pulse rate, and through this action you are enabled to carry more oxygen into your cells and it will make your most vital organs work more properly.
As you will go on to read in this e-book you will find an amazing college study conducted on 20 students. This study delivers a clear message about how important it is to maintain consistency in how often you exercise.
All it takes to start exercising regularly is a small spark of motivation, whatever it is that you find motivating!
On top of dieting and exercising to treat gout it is important to be on a consistent schedule for consuming vitamins.
One vitamin in particular will help you fight gout, and that would be magnesium. Like olive oil your blood pressure will also be lowered by consuming magnesium, and this vitamin will also relax your muscles.
Magnesium intake promotes healthy functioning in the heart. When people develop a deficiency in magnesium it often leads to cardiovascular disease, and even worse, heart attacks.
It has been consistently found in heart attack patients that they had lower than ideal magnesium levels.
What About Those Delicious Recipes?
You don’t need greasy fats nor various sugars that will drain your energy! The recipes featured in this e-book will remind you that there are healthy foods that help repair your body while also tasting delicious!
For example, let’s look at the recipe for Aztec Couscous, a meal designed for vegetarians but a meal anyone would find tasty.
The main ingredients used in this meal are couscous, ground cumin, black beans, a finely chopped red onion, roasted garlic olive oil and a minced jalapeno to provide a spicy kick.
This is an easy meal to prepare as it takes around 10 minutes of cooking time, and it provides a balance of healthy foods that can help treat gout.
Another recipe that is good to have on occasion includes beef tenderloin, but don’t be thrown off by the beef! The other ingredients that complement the beef make up a balanced and healthy meal.
The beef is cut and then stuffed with jar roasted and drained red peppers, and a mixture of chopped spinach, goat cheese, thyme and rosemary.
Other components of the dish are thrown in later such as tomato paste, beef stock and port wine. A general rule of thumb for cooking meat is to add salt and pepper for seasoning so that the meat will provide a better taste.
If you are looking to combine vegetables with any kind of noodles to make a meal, then this e-book will have you covered with recipes such as this one.
Braised artichokes that are served on top of pasta provide another form of balance in your gout diet. You can either use whole wheat linguine or thin pasta for this dish.
After removing multiple layers of the artichoke you then chop it into quarters and cut them into thick wedges. Throw in minced garlic and onions in the sauteing stage, and eventually the pasta is cooked and drained.
This meal gives you the vibe of ordering off the menu of an Italian restaurant!
If you are looking to save time by making a simple meal, then you might want to check out this recipe. Chilled broccoli and olive soup will cool you down on a warm summer day.
Preferably this should be made the day before so that you can chill the meal overnight. Total cooking time is slightly over 30 minutes.
Featured in this recipe is 2 pounds of fresh broccoli, butter, a leek, chicken stock or broth, pimiento-stuffed green olives and cayenne pepper.
The broccoli is boiled in a large saucepan of water while the leek is sauteed with butter in a separate skillet. The broccoli and the leek are combined for blending.
Are healthy drinks covered in this e-book? You would be delighted to know that they are! It only takes a blender and the right ingredients to make a smoothie that will help lower your uric acid levels.
One of the more intriguing recipes for smoothies found in this e-book include carrots, green apples, celery sticks, cucumbers, lemons and part of a ginger root.
From my own personal experience I have tried smoothies that include ginger root and various combinations of fruits and vegetables. These kinds of drinks provide the energy you need to take on the day.
Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet and Cookbook is a highly informative e-book that gives readers more than enough details on what they need to know about gout.
This e-book doesn’t hold back from explaining just why other diets, at least the popular mainstream ones, have become obsolete or are of no use to gout sufferers.
What readers will find very helpful in this e-book is the amount of details in the statistics that are listed, such as a complete table of foods that belong in the Purine Index.
This e-book is highly recommended to not only those who suffer from gout, but also for those who are simply seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Whether or not you experience gout attacks this is an easy e-book to get into and you will be taught general health tips that you can take along the way in every phase of life.
Please consider picking up Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet and Cookbook today!