After reading this article, you must know that gout is a very painful inflammation of the joints. This pain causes by a buildup of needle-sharp uric acid crystals. Gout commonly attacks toe, but they can also attack feet, ankle, knee, and hand.
Men and obese people has the greater risk of gout. And the inflammation can last for days or event months. You need to know what food that trigger gout especially if you are prone to gout. Here are the list:
If you have gout attack you must stop eating seafood and meat, because they are rich in purines, which your body breaks down into uric acids. The recommended daily intake for people who have gout is 4 to 6 ounces a day. You can eat scallops and salmon for occasional indulgence.
Herring, tuna, and anchovies is extremely forbidden to eat if you have gout. And the seafood that cab be categorized as safe are shrimp, lobster, eel, and crab.
Beer increases your uric acids level and your body will more difficult to clear them from your system. Wine is better choice, but you should limit your intake. And if you have a gout attack you must quit from alcohol entirely.
4. Red meat
White meat has less purine content than red meat. But it is okay to eat them occasionally. Beef or pork are a bit better than turkey or lamb. And lamb chops are better than leg meat.
Avoid turkey and goose because they are higher i purines than other types of food. Choose chicken and duck for safety. Leg meat is better than a chicken breast with skin.
6. Sugary drinks
You must avoid drinks that sweetened with high fructose syrup because the sweeteners will stimulate your body to produce more uric acid. The example of this drinks are non diet soda and fruit drinks.
Asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms has higher purines than other veggies but you don’t have to avoid it completely. Actually, your body seems to have an easier time excreting purones from vegetables sources, so vegetables rich diet can helps you to clear purines from your body.
You must avoid eating organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, and sweetbreads.