Wednesday, March 2

Vegetable Meat Seitan - Good Food for Gout Arthritic Individual

My H suffered from a painful gout last year.. He was not able to work and get out of the bed... Just as always, I researched first about it before we went to a doctor.. So when she explained to me about gout arthritis , I already had some ideas as to what she's saying.. Admittedly, I am the type of person who would like to understand completely what our doctor says ( usually by asking so many questions..) Frustratingly, we also  found out that not all doctors know much about what they are talking about..

So, per my research .. gout sufferers are 95% men and mostly caused by a genetic predisposition for such disease.. meaning inherited or simply a body's malfunction to properly dispose of uric acid which had accumulated through the years of eating purine rich foods.

Purine rich foods include eating some sea foods (like sardines, herring, mussels - tahong) , red meat, internal organs , and other vegetables like string beans, monggo sprouts, legumes ( peanuts, sweet camote, etc)

Oh well, we just love eating the above food ( except internal organs )  I bought a pair of crutches from Mercury drug which is about Php 723 one.. So a pair cost us about Php 1,446..

My research also brought me to a site about a vegetable meat that may be good for gout arthritic person.. as a substitute for red / white meat.. which I am now planning to do today..

I will need :

· 1 cup gluten flour / vital wheat gluten
· approx. 3/4 cup water or broth
· 2 tbsp soy sauce
· 1 tsp ginger powder
· 1 tsp garlic powder
· 6 cups broth for cooking
· 3-4 slices onion (optional)
2-3 pieces fresh ginger (optional)

Oh and I also looked for stores to buy the gluten flour.
Later before lunch I will go to Baker's Depot - robinson's Galleria & Sweet Craft at Mandaluyong..

I'll take pictures and will post the outcome..

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