Soda Helps Remove Uric Acid

Carbonated drinks often avoided because it is considered less healthy. In fact, that has the effect of refreshing beverages can also help reduce the pile of uric acid crystals.

According to Prof Made Astawan, nutritionists and food from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture, soda is alkaline so that the reaction with acidic uric acid to produce salt. This is in accordance with the principles of chemistry, basic compounds are mixed with acidic compounds will be neutral plus salt.

"The buildup of uric acid crystals which are then converted into the salt will be removed from the body of impurities," said Made in health seminar titled "SODA (Smart on Doing Activity) - Do not Fear Eating Tasty", Wednesday (03/07/2013), in Jakarta .

Nevertheless, even soft drinks should not be consumed in excess. The high sugar content in soft drinks if not balanced with enough physical activity can lead to obesity and there are various other diseases.

Gout is a result of the consumption of foods high in purines, such as foods derived from living bodies. Purines into uric acid the body treated, but if excess uric acid levels so the kidneys are unable to remove uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints.

The common symptoms arising from gout include pain, swelling, and inflammation in the joints.

Consumption of foods recommended for people with gout include foods high in potassium, such as potatoes or bananas, and foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruit, dragon fruit, or tomatoes. And foods that contain complex carbohydrates like brown rice or whole wheat bread.