Give me that lemon juice!
Sounds fresh, isn’t it? When we hear the word lemon, this mouthwatering feeling can’t be mistaken. One of the most widespread citrus fruits can also benefit your gout diet. As usual, we base our present article on official study information. One particular such from 20191 aims to evaluate the effect of water-soluble lemon extract (LET) on reducing serum uric acid levels in hyperuricemic mice and investigate the active compounds in LET.
The results suggest that appropriate LET doses can lower the serum uric acid levels in hyperuricemic mice and that LET causes less damage to the kidneys of hyperuricemic mice than allopurinol. This study found that potassium citrate, rather than citric acid, is the main functional component in LET that lowers the serum uric acid levels.
This gives an interesting perspective on LET usage and, in general, lemon juice.
In this light, we would suggest a lemonade recipe, as the direct lemon juice might irritate your stomach:
- mixing the lemon juice of two lemons with a
- a quarter teaspoon of baking soda,
- a teaspoon of erythritol, and
- filling up the mixing glass with water to make the lemonade.
- add some cubes of ice.
This is a perfect replacement for soft drinks, that you shall avoid anyway if you have gouty arthritis.