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What foods someone can eat if they have gout?

11 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Barry Johnson answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Gout Diet: There are gout diets available online. Most eliminate red meats, organ meats, alcohol, etc.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Avoid certain foods: Avoid foods that are high in purines, especially meat, seafood, and beer. Eat a diet to control your weight and yet keep you healthy. Eat low-fat dairy products. This may lower your risk of gout. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. This can help your body get rid of uric acid.

Answered 3/27/2014


Dr. Daniel Reinharth answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Old and new advice: It's been known for a century that purine-rich foods, such as liver and kidneys, raise uric acid levels, which worsens gout. Recent studies have suggested that meats are bad for gout, and dairy (skimmed-dairy is safest for cholesterol) is good. Vitamin c also lowers uric acid (note that over 1000mg of vitamin c may cause kidney stones).

Answered 1/21/2014


Dr. Chad Boomershine answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

No beer, less fat: Gout patients should not drink beer, wine is fine. Low-fat dairy is good for gout. Avoiding a lot of red meat and shellfish is good. I recommend a low fat, heart healthy diet high in vegetables.

Answered 3/23/2019



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