Much of the evidence about the benefits of adding cherries and cherry juice to your gout diet is anecdotal rather than scientific, there are a lot of articles and information surfacing from the medical community that are recognizing the effectiveness and recommending them. Many people who struggle with gout have been consuming cherry juice to tame gout pain and stiffness for many years. Some people even swear by the healing power of drinking tart cherry juice despite the lack of medical support. Fortunately, we now have enough evidence to back up this claim.

Science Behind Gout and Cherries

Cherries contain phenolic compounds such as anthocyanins, which gives the fruit its rich reddish-purple color. Anthocyanins possess natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that helps fight inflammation associated with gout.

According to a study that was conducted by a group of researchers from Northrumbia University, drinking cherry juice on a daily basis can help thousands of gout sufferers strugglers beat gout. Aside from its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps flush out excess uric acid in the body within a few hours.

In the said study, 12 participants were given 30ml of cherry concentrate with 100ml of water twice a day. Their blood and urine were tested for markers, as well their uric acid levels checked before and after taking cherry concentrate.

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Gout Proof

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Excess uric acid is the culprit behind the excruciating pain of a gout attack. Researchers found that as little as 2 ounces of cherry concentrate can relieve the agonizing pain of gout and offer relief for aching joints and muscles. Plus, it can reduce inflammation and lower blood uric acid levels.

An important thing to note is that when combined with Allopurinol, cherry concentrate helped to reduce the risk of gout attacks by as much as 75%. That is significant.

Cherries belong to an esteemed group of super fruits including cranberries, yumberries, pomegranate, acai berries and blueberries, all of which provide a significant amount anthocyanins. However, researchers found that this super fruit is one of the highest sources of the said pain-killing compound than any other food.

If you are looking for natural ways to manage your gout pain, be sure to add cherries and cherry juice to your diet, daily. Choose from the various sources be they juice, powder, concentrate or supplements, but do make sure that they are coming from high quality, natural sources.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!