How to Naturally Remove Uric Acid Crystals in Your Joints
Uric acid crystals form as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle and are a common health problem for many. If you don’t do something to improve your condition, uric acid crystals can soon grow into gout, which is far more serious and painful condition.
Uric acid can cause swelling which in some cases is not so severe but it can easily increase and lead to pain, inflammation and increased swelling in a matter of hours. What causes uric acid crystals? Well, the cause is usually uric acid overload as a result of excessive production or inefficient elimination of waste in your body.
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Our body creates uric acid when it breaks down purines which are chemicals found in many foods or are created in our body naturally. When the kidneys can’t eliminate the uric acid from your body we get crystals that get accumulated around our joints, causing pain and swelling.
The Best Natural Remedy for Gout and Joint Pain
Cucumber juice is one of the most effective natural remedies for uric acid crystals elimination and gout prevention. When you start consuming cucumber juice you may feel like the pain is increasing but this is just a sign that the juice is working and you’re healing. In addition to cucumber, celery and ginger will help you reduce the inflammation and eliminate the toxins faster.
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 medium sized organic cucumber
- Half a lemon
- 1inch ginger root
Wash and clean the ingredients thoroughly and cut the cucumbers into small pieces. Chop up the celery as well and grate the ginger. Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour the drink in a glass and drink up!
Health Benefits of the Ingredients
Celery is rich in antioxidants and polysaccharides which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. Celery boosts your overall health and fights free-radicals, preventing damage. The abundance of antioxidants in this amazing veggie makes it an effective natural remedy for a number of diseases, including arthritis, skin disorders, liver infections, UTIS, IBS and gout.
Cucumber is composed of 95% water and keeps your body hydrated, helping you eliminate toxins from your system. It also abounds in a number of nutrients and vitamins like vitamins B1, B6, A, D and C, potassium, calcium, folate and magnesium. It strengthens the connective tissues and promotes joint health, preventing uric acids crystallization and gout.
Finally we have to mention the amazing healing properties of ginger, especially when it comes to pain and inflammation. According to one study conducted by the Miami University, ginger extract can actually be regarded as a viable natural substitute for NSAIDs. The research also showed that ginger can prevent inflammation on a cellular level.
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