The acid that causes gout is uric acid so what is the acid in pomegranate. If it does not introduce uric acid into the system which is usually the result of purine broken down from protein then at worst pomegranate should have no effect
Only when uric acid in the blood exceeds the amount that the blood can hold in solution does it precipitate in the form of monosodium urate crystals, which the immune system reacts to to cause gout. Anything that makes the blood more acidic will reduce the amount of uric acid that it can hold in solution. Acidic foods that have that effect can initiate a gout attack. But, in general, diet has little impact on gout. A much bigger impact occurs from sleep apnea.
I was taking a pomegranate extract pill daily (1000 mg polyphenol extract). I had my first gout flare up while taking the antioxidant, the flare ups continued for atleast 6 months. I have since discontinued the Pom pills, and have not had a flare up since.
i've been having bad gout attacks for about 6 years. a year ago i started juicing fruits and vegetables that are known to reduce inflammation. i have not change my bad eating habits, so the juicing really did the trick.
i started juicing in the morning and evening for the first couple months. know i will juice about two to three times a week. inbetween juicing i will try to eat vegetables and fuits. i only had about three mild gout attacks in the past two years since juicing and eating more fruits and vegetables. i will also drink some cranberry and cherry concentrate in the evening when i don't feel like making a mess with the juicing. before i starting juicing i would take three ibuprofen or a celebrex as soon a i had a hint that the gout was coming on and it really helped if caught in time.
i juice celery,cucumber, and banana/apple to sweeten it up. i sometimes add cherry concentrate to sweeten the drink.
go on youtube and look for juicing recipes for gout.
Thanks for this discussion.
I am having a gout crisis for 5 weeks, just after starting a diet that included half glass of Pomegranate Juice daily. I checked all the changes I did lately and searched about the relation between gout and pomegranate.
I think I will stop drinking Pomegranate Juice from now on and see what happens.
This has been my longest period of gout ever, generally I have crisis that last from 3 days to 10 days, never more than that. So it may be the reason.