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What is the best food for gout?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Low protein
High protein foods can cause gout to flare up.
Red meat, cheeses, etc.

In brief: Low protein
High protein foods can cause gout to flare up.
Red meat, cheeses, etc.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low purines
High-protein and specifically purine-rich foods that increase uric acid are worst.
Meats, high-fructose, alcohol. Vegetarians do best. Adding low-fat dairy and vitamin c lowers your risk. Ask your doctor if this is ok. Stay hydrated. One can lower uric acid 1-2mg/dl through diet. (below 6 prevents gout.) during a flare, foods that may help are water, cherry juice and especially avoiding above.

In brief: Low purines
High-protein and specifically purine-rich foods that increase uric acid are worst.
Meats, high-fructose, alcohol. Vegetarians do best. Adding low-fat dairy and vitamin c lowers your risk. Ask your doctor if this is ok. Stay hydrated. One can lower uric acid 1-2mg/dl through diet. (below 6 prevents gout.) during a flare, foods that may help are water, cherry juice and especially avoiding above.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
In brief: Diet and gout
Tart cherry juice is effective against gout; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout.
Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - to enhance uric acid excretion - incline diet to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down.

In brief: Diet and gout
Tart cherry juice is effective against gout; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout.
Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - to enhance uric acid excretion - incline diet to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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