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Best food to reduce uric acid level.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Uric acid diet

Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid.
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 white fish and egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down.

In brief: Uric acid diet

Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid.
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 white fish and egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Diet not helpful

Studies have clearly shown that diet has little benefit on serum uric acid levels no matter what other doctors may tell you.
The one thing you should do is minimize alcohol intake. If you have gout you should be on Allopurinol to normalize your uric acid levels and prevent future attacks. If there is no gout, you do not have to treat the uric acid level.

In brief: Diet not helpful

Studies have clearly shown that diet has little benefit on serum uric acid levels no matter what other doctors may tell you.
The one thing you should do is minimize alcohol intake. If you have gout you should be on Allopurinol to normalize your uric acid levels and prevent future attacks. If there is no gout, you do not have to treat the uric acid level.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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