Cherry juice good for Gout

St George Chiropractor

Good news for gout sufferers.  A recent research study supports eating cherries, and drinking cherry juice to help reduce gout pain.  I have been telling my patients for years that cherry juice is beneficial for gout pain.

Dr. Yuqing Zhang, DSci, and colleagues from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts published their findings in Arthritis & Rheumatism.  Dr. Zhang showed that eating cherries during a 2-day period was associated with a 35% lower risk for gout attacks.  Drinking cherry extract was associated with a 45% lower risk.

Eating cherries can help you take control of your gout flare-ups.

Gout is a type of arthritis, affecting the joints of the body.  This metabolic disorder creates a build up of needle-like crystals in the joints.  Those crystals damage the joint surfaces.  It has periodic flare-ups based on diet and exercise.

As the health-care system changes and we all need to take on more personal responsibility, here is one place where we can help manage our diseases and feel good about some science backing us up.  If you suffer from gout, according to Dr. Zhang, cherries are on the menu.


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One response to “Cherry juice good for Gout”

  1. glen says:

    Hi there, I think I may be suffering from gout in my right foot. I read the advice above, and I am pretty sure that’s what I’ve got! I’d like to ask anyone what purine is, and also how you can get hold of charcoal powder? If anyone knows, I’d be grateful. I’m gonna take the advice of soaking my foot in apple cider (I won’t be drinking it after!), and also try the Epsom salt soak. How much salt should I use in the water?
    I’m also gonna buy that Gout-gone from the ready made herbal remedies and see how I go. It seems lots easier than doing lots of juicing as I don’t have a juicer! Thanks very much for this helpful advice and all the tips about how to treat gout at home. Great stuff!