In one of the Facebook groups I am a member of, someone claimed that they could see in their urine how the food they were eating reduced uric acid. In this case, chocolate.
Well, apart from that not being how things work, I love chocolate, so I decided to have it for a snack today. I found sugar-free chocolate in the convenience store and gobbled down a pack. Two, actually. Sugar-free, because I do not want to repeat the energy drink experience. Sugar on its own will raise your uric acid. Let us see if chocolate lowers it. I will have a small piece of something purine-rich at dinner, just to give it a chance.
Todays weather and temperature: Coldish, just above zero during the day, several minus during the night.
Breakfast: Rice and natto or seaweed, omelets Japanese style.
Lunch: Curry and gammo.
Snack: Chocolate (sugar-free). Lit us see if it works...
Dinner: Vegetable soup, large tasting pieces of the kids char-siew (the pork fillet that goes in ramen), and half my sons menchikatsu (think a big round hamburger, breaded and fried).
Todays supplements and dosage: Aojiru in an apple-ginger smoothie; six fish oil capsules.
Todays UA reading: 5.1 mg/dL
Todays step count: 4778 steps, no walk today.
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 0.3 liter, orange juice 0.5 liter, tea 1.5 liter, water 1.5 liter. Total 3.8 liter, more or less a US gallon.
This weeks weight: 121.4 kg.
Waist circumference: 119 cm
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 9 times, #2 2 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 8 (which is great, alkaline urine makes it possible to execrete more uric acid).
Was my urine strange in any way? Not in any way.
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 20 minutes, lots of desktime today.