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Moderately high: Calamari is moderately high in purines. They are not nearly as high as organ meats, sardines and anchovies, but are moderately high so should be minimized. If gout is stable having moderate portions now and then may be tolerated. A variety of natural remedies can be helpful for gout including vitamin c, Folic Acid and tart cherry juice. See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gout. ...Read more
All relatively low:
I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www. Acumedico. Com/purine.Htm.
If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet. ...Read more
Yes they do:
Gout occurs when there is high level of uric acid in blood which causes crysals to form and get deposited in joints to cause the inflammation and pain. Uric acid is produced by breakdown of purines.
Purines do occur naturally in our bodies but also come from eating certain foods like organ meats, anchovies, herring, asparagus and mushrooms. ...Read more
Shellfish, beer, wine:
The foods to avoid are fermented beverages (like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats (liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine.
If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis. ...Read more
"makes my toe hurt": Purines are naturally occurring compounds found in all cells and in high concentration in certain foods including organ meats, shellfish and even some leafy vegetables. The metabolism of purines results in the formation of uric acid. In some persons excessive uric acid can deposit in kidneys and produce kidney stones or in joints and produce inflammation and pain resulting in gout. ...Read more