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what foods can i eat if i have gout ?

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Dr. Collin Ball
Podiatry 13 years experience
More on food avoid: Tart cherrys, celery, fresh vegetables that are alkaline in nature, do a search on alkaline foods.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Read below: This is easier to answer by telling you the major foods to stay away from if you have gout. Shell fish, red meat, alcohol, fried foods, cookies candies sweets, etc.. This will give you a great start. Good luck.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It depends: If you ask enough doctors, some will tell you diet has no bearing on gout attacks and management, others will warn of eating too much protein that can cause increased uric acid, which can lead to gout. Foods such as red/organ meats (Beef, pork), red beans, beer can lead to increased uric acid. There are medical reasons for developing gout, so see your doctor to get the best advice for you.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Whole grains,fruits,: Whole grain unsweetened cereals low fat milk 10%fruit juice lean meat and poultry fresh fruits celery and carrots vegetables steamed non alcoholic beverages like water and tea healthy snacks.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What foods someone can eat if they have gout?

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Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 52 years experience
Gout Diet: There are gout diets available online. Most eliminate red meats, organ meats, alcohol, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What kind of foods should you not eat if you have a gout?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 16 years experience
Potentially several: Many rheumatologists used to think that diet can be a significant contributor to gout flares, but i think many (including me) are changing our minds. Working through the math, the purine load from food is not that much. Thus, diet change may not help that much. Nevertheless, this website from the arthritis foundation is helpful: http://www.Arthritis.Org/foods-for-gout.Php.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Which type of foods to not eat if you have a gout?

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Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 15 years experience
Red meat and alcohol: There is actually an extensive list of food items that can flare a gout attack. The most common are red meats and alcohol. The list can even include common food such as legumes.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
(that's peas, lentils, peanuts); organ meats; brewers yeast (beer)
May 22, 2013
Dr. Oliver Wang
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A 53-year-old female asked:

What foods & drinks should I eat & drink to help with gout ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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None: None will help. Diet is worthless in treating gout although there is some data that cherry juice can reduce the frequency of attacks. You really need to be on Allopurinol to prevent future attacks and to prevent more serious problems from gout such as joint damage, kidney stones or compromise of kidney function.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please explain what foods to eat when you have gout?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You want to stay away from alcohol, crab, lobster shrimp and other foods that are high in purines such as cheese.

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