I was looking at the pink slime articles.. especially how they wash it in ammonia. I was told it might cause urea to be increased.. so my mind starts going ( always a bad thing ). Anyways, after trying to see if ammonia raises uric acid levels for 30 minutes, with no link shown, I went to check on Flamasil( gout med ).. and it has yucca powder which is said to reduce ammonia which causes buildup of uric acid.. ??
I am wondering if pink slime, which is in 70% of our ground beef is raising ammonia levels enough so that someone who has other factors would be just high enough to suffer gout attacks. I have high BP, take a diuretic etc. I am wondering if this would be related, or if it just blood ammonia, and if that could be affected by washing the beef in ammonia?
Any info showing a link, or disproving it would be appreciated. maybe this is why "beef causes gout" ? I am eating red meat, and over a lb of meat every day with no attacks, but I avoid ground beef.. steak, chicken, and fish for me. I don't think it would be enough to cause gout attacks by itself, but it could be one factor.
I could be way off, so just thought I would throw this out there, and see what you guys think. No stupid questions, right? lol
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4