I got a surprise this morning: Low UA after eating meat. See more below.
Todays weather and temperature: Sunny and windy, snow falling in the morning. Temperature 1-2 degrees above zero. Very strong winds in the evening.
Breakfast: Leftover pizza from day before yesterday.
Lunch: Vegetable hotpot with orange juice and soy sauce. It tasted so great! I will experiment more with orange juice (no added sugar) in my cooking.
Snack: Japanese rice crackers (Senbei).
Dinner: Orange vegetable soup, cheese, crackers.
Todays supplements and dosage: Aojiru in a berry smoothie, 6 fish oil capsules.
Todays UA reading: 5.2 mg/dL.What? And I had meat for dinner yesterday?
I can think of three explanations:
1. Chocolate actually lowers UA (it does contain compounds which are similar to the enzyme which is turned into uric acid).
2. Measurement error.
3. I am no longer hyperuricemic, so my body ignored the extra purines (and the chocolate).
I do not think measurement error is likely. It looked right, as I am now getting better at the measuring with the UASure. So I need to investigate whether I am no longer hyperuricemic, and whether chocolate might lower UA. Eating meat but not chocolate should tell me this: If my UA is stable, then I
am no longer hyperuricemic. If my UA goes up, chocolate keeps UA down. I will test tomorrow.
Todays step count: 9686 steps
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 1.5 liter, tea 1.5 liter, water 1 liter.
This weeks weight: 121.4 kg
Waist circumference: 119 cm
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 6 times, #2 2 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 6
Was my urine strange in any way? No, color and smell normal. As far as I could tell.
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 20, plenty of desk time today.