Gout is an increasingly common type of arthritis. In general, the cause of this pathology is excess uric acid levels in the body, when this component accumulates in a joint, crystals are formed, called “urate crystals” and these in turn cause symptoms such as: pain chronic in the affected area, inflammation and loss of range of motion of the joint.
One of the most recommended ways to eliminate uric acid is to drink water, this will keep your body hydrated and reduce the impact of sweetened beverages. If you don’t like water, we have the solution for you… Melon!
The melon is composed to a large extent by water, about 85% of this fruit is water, which will provide hydration and at the same time help you eliminate harmful toxins for your body. Its high content of water and fiber produces a diuretic effect that helps prevent various diseases such as gout and heart problems.
In addition, this fruit contains vitamins C, B9 and E, the latter is an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer and levels cholesterol. The high content of vitamin C and A – present in beta carotene – strengthens the immune system.
The best way to consume melon is without additives, naturally. However, if you want you can prepare a slightly thicker smoothie and enjoy the benefits of this fruit. Add a light yogurt -free of sugar- to the melon and then blend, in this way the mixture will have a much creamier texture.
Other benefits of melon
- Helps to lose weight
- Improves the condition of the skin and helps to heal
- Contributes to the functioning of the digestive system
- Cleanses the body and kidneys
- Provides calcium, preventing osteoporosis and improves oral health