Do You Know What Foods To Avoid With Gout


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Ingesting high-purine food is a chief cause of excess uric acid. Purines can be found in many foods

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Do You Know What Foods To Avoid With Gout

  1. 1. Do You Know What Foods To Avoid With Gout
  2. 2. The diet you follow is one of the biggest indicators for gout. When a good diet is combined with medication or natural remedies it will be simple to manage your gout.
  3. 3. Understanding the foods to avoid with gout is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself gout-free forever.
  4. 4. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood.
  5. 5. This high uric acid content in the blood causes the uric acid to form into monosodium urate crystals.
  6. 6. When these crystals find their way into your joints you will begin to get attacks of gout with severe pain and swelling of the affected area.
  7. 7. As such gout can be seen as a result of chemical imbalance in the body, which can be easily corrected by taking some foods and avoiding certain others to regain the balance.
  8. 8. There are certain foods to avoid with gout and understanding these is essential to avoid repeated gout attacks. The main thing to be looking out for in your food is the purines.
  9. 9. These are a form of protein that actually make up a part of your DNA, and during metabolism any purines that aren’t used to create DNA (or RNA) are degraded into uric acid.
  10. 10. Due to this the foremost requirement of any uric acid diet is to reduce and eliminate the intake of purines as much as possible.
  11. 11. The foods to avoid with gout are those that are high in these purines.
  12. 12. The main food groups to avoid are offal and certain seafoods. Some vegetables are also high in purines, but their additional health benefits mean that they can be eaten in moderation.
  13. 13. Seafood to avoid with gout includes Scallops, Shrimps, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Mussels, Fish roe and Herring.
  14. 14. Organ meat such as heart, kidneys, liver, tripe and tongue are very high in purines and rank very highly in any list of foods to avoid with gout.
  15. 15. Some vegetables that are high in purines are peas, lentils, cauliflower, mushrooms and dark green leafy vegetables.
  16. 16. However if you have reduced the other foods mentioned above you can probably get away with eating these vegetables.
  17. 17. Just bear in mind that if you continue to suffer from gout that you may have to add these vegetables to the list of foods to avoid with gout.
  18. 18. Alcohol, while it does not contain purines itself, is thought to be a factor in gout attacks. It is thought that alcohol causes changes in the metabolism that can lead to high uric acid levels.
  19. 19. Some studies indicate that the metabolism of alcohol inhibits the excretion of uric acid from the body.
  20. 20. Alcohol should be avoided by anybody suffering from gout, particularly during the gout attack itself.
  21. 21. Understanding the foods to avoid with gout, and otherwise eating a healthy diet, is the best way of managing and controlling your gout.
  22. 22. Being overweight is considered one of the biggest indicators that someone might get gout.
  23. 23. A lot of people following a strict gout diet, with full knowledge of the foods to avoid with gout, find that they naturally lose weight as well.
  24. 24. As this happens, all the factors leading to gout are being brought under control and you can eliminate long term gout problems.
  25. 25. For more details and information to get rid of gout forever,
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