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Posted by: graphicg (Guest), Saturday, August 19, 2006, 2:05am

From time to time I have gout flairups. Someone was saying the tanic acid in green tea may be contributing to the problem. I researched this with agoogle search (green tea + gout + tannic acid), but the articles were contradictory. Is there someone on this board who can shed some light on this?

I drink a good bit of green tea everyday, and would hate to have to give it up.

Thanks for any feedback.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, August 19, 2006, 4:31am; Reply: 1
How much is "a good bit" ?  :-)
Posted by: graphicg (Guest), Saturday, August 19, 2006, 4:17pm; Reply: 2
a good bit? 1/2 -/3/4s of the time it it bothering me somewhat-extreme pain maybe 1/10 th of the time. It moves around, foot to foot-ankle to toe.
neverthe less the question is still the same,
Posted by: 1501 (Guest), Saturday, August 19, 2006, 8:32pm; Reply: 3
I think Victoria was asking how much green tea you were drinking.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, August 20, 2006, 1:00am; Reply: 4
Yup!  :-)
How much green tea do you drink?
Posted by: graphicg (Guest), Monday, August 21, 2006, 4:02pm; Reply: 5
on average 3-4 cups a day
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, August 21, 2006, 4:51pm; Reply: 6
It's not a Huge amount, but may be excessive since you have gout flare ups.

In your position, I don't think I would give up green tea, but I might cut down a little, say. . to 2 cups a day.
Posted by: mikeo, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 7
steep the bag for only 45 seconds...reduces the tannin count and drink 20 ounces of water for every 10 ozs of green tea you drink in a day
Posted by: graphicg (Guest), Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 4:29pm; Reply: 8

Thanks, Mike IfHI B492 & Peppermint twist,
that sounds like good advise.
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