The Relationship Between Apples and Uric Acid

We all know apples have benefits – but did you know they also reduce uric acid levels?

Uric acid is a natural waste by-product produced from the digestion of foods that contain purine. Usually the body filters out most of the uric acid through the kidneys but when we consume foods high in purine (such as certain meats, beer, and sardines) uric acid build can occur.
A build up of uric acid can lead to a painful condition called gout. Health conditions that can also lead to high uric acid levels include kidney disease/kidney dysfunction, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, and diabetes.

One way to help reduce your uric acid levels is through apples and apple cider vinegar! The malic acid that apples contain has been associated with lowering plasma uric acid. Here is another reason to eat an apple a day!

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