Yoghurt and gout. How to make your yoghurt a better gout fighter




This page about (yogurt) yoghurt and gout was last reviewed or updated on 7 Novmber 2018

This is page 2 of our (yogurt) yoghurt and  gout pages. If you have arrived here before reading the first page, we recommend you read the first page first. Click back to here at the bottom of the first page


WHAT IS IN YOGHURT (YOGURT) THAT COULD LOWER URIC ACID ?

What is it in yoghurt that would do it? Most likely the same nutrients as in milk that are thought to lower uric acid.

Firstly. the milk proteins casein and lactalbumin. Most protein in yoghurt is casein. Although they have been shown to lower uric acid. you need a lot of them to do this. In one study on the first page of yoghurt women ate 30 grams but did not  lower uric acid. In another, but in another study, folk who ate 80 grams did. In one cup of full fat Greek yoghurt there are around 18 grams of protein. And there is more in Greek yoghurt than other yoghurts



Secondly. orotic acid. But how much orotic acid is in yoghurt? It has been found that during the preparation of commercial yoghurt from milk the concentration of orotic acid fell from 8.2 mg/100ml in milk to 4.6 mg/ 100 ml in yoghurt. By another measurement (1) it fell by about half too. That still seems to be enough to have an effect, if orotic acid in milk lowers uric acid by promoting uric acid excretion. If you eat yoghurt regularly say at least once every 2 days you could well get results. Others have, say studies.

We do not know to what extent yoghurt might lower uric acid. All we have is the positive information from the population studies mentioned on the first yoghurt page  And we have the positive dairy studies. No one has yet done an intervention study where yoghurt is fed frequently and uric acid levels in the blood are measured.

When yoghurt is made, milk is heated to a temperature of 85 degrees C (185 degrees F) for 30 minutes. Does that affect milk’s proteins which are thought to lower uric acid? No because the temperature is not high enough to destroy milk’s proteins which are likely to be at least partly responsible for yoghurt’s lowering effect on uric acid.

YOGHURT AND GOUT - ANOTHER GOOD REASON FOR EATING YOGHURT

Finally, yoghurt is a good idea for one more major reason. High quality yoghurt contains scores of beneficial bacteria that boost your gut health. The gut includes the small intestine. Since the intestines  are dissolving about  30% of your uric acid it makes sense to keep them in good shape.

Make you own high quality yoghurt for more of the pro gout fighting ingredients like the milk proteins. There is plenty on the Internet and YouTube about this and it should be better than the commercial yoghurt you may buy.

Boost your yoghurt’s anti uric acid properties. Although most protein in yoghurt is casein, there is some lactalbumin. For more lactalbumin, add some whey protein powder to your yoghurt.  You will increase its lactabumin, which is a whey protein, and thus your yoghurt’s anti uric acid properties/   

You can also boost yoghurt’s anti uric acid properties by adding fruit such as cherries, cherry juice concentrate and strawberries. and for extra nutrition, nuts and seeds.

Higher quality milk has more of the proteins that might well lower uric acid and will make better yoghurt  Which cows have the most protein in their milk? More protein means especially more casein. There are many claims for cows, but I’d say the highest in protein are probably the Jersey, (click and scroll down for a story on Jersey cows and gout), Guernsey and Brown Swiss.

Greek yoghurt for gout?  Greek yoghurt has the most protein of the yoghurts and it is regarded as high quality. It contains about two or three times the protein of the others. And its protein is casein. It has no whey and this lactalbumin. 

But it also has a high amount of saturated fat. In the gout and uric acid studies on dairy foods and milk it is noticeable that those with saturated fat do not perform as well as the low fat, low calorie, skimmed versions. So go for non-fat Greek yoghurt, And perhaps add whey to add lactalbumin.

YOGHURT AND GOUT CONCLUSION

So will yoghurt lower your uric acid?  It might a little, especially if you eat a good quality yoghurt  at least every other day, and perhaps with the added fruit mentioned above. And you may do your intestines some good, from its  beneficial bacteria, which is important because about a third of your uric acid is dissolved in the intestines.

Also worth noting, when you eat yoghurt you will not be eating something else that might raise your uric acid, and yoghurt will not do that  So it’s good for gout prevention too.


Go to our first page about yoghurt and gout


YOGHURT  AND GOUT > RELATED PAGES

Go to our first page about yoghurt and gout

Visit our milk and gout and milk for gout pages

Visit our Whey for gout page.





Navigation link

                                            Return  from yogurt and gout to www.best-gout-remedies.com home page

Study References

(1)  Abstract Motyl T, Krzemiński J, Podgurniak M, Witeszczak C, Zochowski P. Variability of orotic acid concentration in cow’s milk. Endocr Regul1991 Jun;25(1-2):79-82.

VISIT OUR PAGE OF GOUT TOPICS. SEE ALL THE PAGES ON THIS  WEBSITE ON ONE PAGE. EACH LINKS TO THE PAGE ITSELF



CURING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

The report below is about curing high blood pressure. Gout sufferers are prone to this. If you click on the advertisement, you can read about it. Clicking  the advertisement does not commit you to a purchase.

High Blood Pressure Remedy Report

Please always consult a doctor before initiating gout treatment. Our site is a gout information site.  Click on this link to visit our medical disclaimer and privacy policy page. 

Copyright 2007 - 2018. www.best-gout-remedies.com  All rights reserved Worldwide.