cherries-reduce-gout-painOne of the best known foods for reducing gout are cherries. A few studies have demonstrated that cherries may reduce attacks by lowering uric acid levels. Research presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism discovered that gout sufferers who consumed a tablespoon of cherry juice concentrate, twice a day, for four months experienced more than a 50% reduction in gout attacks or flares. Research in 2012 showed that people who ate cherries or used cherry extracts had fewer gout attacks in the two days following cherry ingestion than the two days following periods during which cherries or cherry extracts were not consumed. Cherries have anthocyanidins, which are known to lower the amount of uric acid in your blood. Other studies have shown that tart cherries are clinically proven to reduce inflammation.