Pineapple, banana and cinnamon smoothie
As tasty as it sounds, one good start of your morning routines might include a smoothie. In our advice and recipes, we always do our best to provide the correct “gout friendly” ingredients, so you have easy to make, balanced meals and drinks that would have some additional benefits.
Ingredients for 2 servings (100ml. per serving):
- 1 banana (~50mg purines);
- 1 orange (~38mg purines);
- 1/4 fresh pineapple (~47.5mg purines);
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon;
Why pineapple, banana, and cinnamon smoothie? As you might already know from past articles from us, pineapples are beneficial for gout that may add to reduced gout attacks and symptoms in general because of the potassium and other compounds.
Bananas are relatively neutral for gout but add quite a taste and blend to any smoothie you use. Although you can consume diaries like milk, we’ve chosen oranges for this particular recipe, as citrus fruits also add to gout symptoms reduction.
Several surveys of cinnamon and gout relations shows that:
- There is a study of Chinese herbs1 and their effect on gout, made in the year 2000. The study found that among 122 traditional Chinese herbs, the cinnamon is most effective due to its high levels of the Polyphenol called Sinamldehid and it’s qualities as an inhibitor of Xanthine Oxidase Enzyme.
- If using a decoction of cinnamon via honey regularly, a study2 found that this results in lowering the uric acid levels.
- There was also a study conducted on rats3, but we will not dig deeper into the topic.
In general, this tasty recipe will give you a positive morning boost, and at the same time will help you maintain a healthy gout diet. Cheers!
References to this article:
1) PMID: 11025157 DOI: 10.1016/s0378-8741(00)00305-6;
2) e-ISSN: 2549-0265 39;
3) PMID: 16182482 DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2005.08.040