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What Foods Can Someone Eat If They Have Gout
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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid animal purines: Avoid foods rich in animal purines. Examples include: beef, lamb, pork, and shellfish. Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and spirits (whiskey, vodka) are also high in purines. Some studies suggest moderate wine consumption is less likely to cause gout attacks. Low fat dairy products are GOOD for gout. They help rid the body of uric acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low purines: Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid. Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hubby is 28 years old he jhad already gout, what kind of food he need to eat and food thats not good for his situation?
Best proteins, carbs: To prevent gout recurrence, work toward ideal weight. And replace refined (white) carbs with complex carbs (whole grains/veggies). Stop sodas and drinks or foods with added fructose. Decrease beer (especially) and distilled alcohol (some wine ok). For protein decrease meat & others with saturated fats. Increase protein from low fat dairy and plant sources. For some people fatty meals cause flares. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and gout: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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