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i am trying to find out what kind of foods are good to eat to help your body if you havegout.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Gout diet: Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, berries, color greens salads. Avoid high protein diet. Drink 8 glasses of pure water per day. Usually medical treatment is necessary as diet along will not control most of gout problems.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
HF corn syrup: Time to read labels. Avoid high fructose corn syrup, a cheap sweetener that lurks in lots of processed foods. This may trigger gout too.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Consider: Cherries and devils claw have some unproven case reported benefit but need further studies. Avoidance of high purine diet to include alot of meats and seafoods is your best bet.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Avoid foods high in purines e.g. herring, sardines, organ meats, asparagus. Limit animal proteins (source of purines), meat, fish, poultry to 6 oz or less/day. Increase plant sources of protein, e.g. beans, legumes. Low fat/no fat dairy good, may decrease risk. (16-24oz/d Limit alcohol, simple sugars, starches to decrease overweight. Eat whole grains.. Hydrate, Avoid tight, thin soled shoes
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