Gout foods to avoid<br />
Gout is caused by elevated uric acid levels, otherwise known as hyperuricaemia. <br />
When the levels of urate in the body reach the point where they can no longer be dissolved...<br />
… the salts crystallize in the form of needle-shaped crystals of monosodium urate monohydrate.<br />
One of the main causes of high uric acid levels in the body is diet.<br />
Specifically the amount of a type of chemical called purines. <br />
A purine is a molecule of the same type as essential components of the body such as RNA and DNA. <br />
When excess purines are ingested and not used then they are degraded to uric acid. <br />
Once the uric acid concentration gets too high the uric acid crystallizes into urate salts<br />
These are deposited into the human body tissues, where they cannot be degraded.<br />
Ingesting high-purine food is a chief cause of excess uric acid. <br />
Purines can be found in many foods... <br />
Offal – liver, kidney, sweetbreads<br />
Seafood – herring, mussels, sardines, anchovies, scallops<br />
Game – grouse, pheasant, partridge, and turkey<br />
Yeast & Yeast extracts – breads, beer vegemite, marmite<br />
Fatty meats – Mutton, veal, bacon<br />
Legumes – beans, lentils, peas<br />
As well as reducing the intake of foods high in purines, there are foods believed to be beneficial. <br />
Eating lots of these can helpkeep gout at bay.<br />
Some of these are...<br />
Cherries     LemonJuiceApple CiderVinegar<br />
Green leafy vegetablesFruits high in vitamin CNuts and seeds<br />
Certain herbs -Devils claw, garlic, hawthorn, parsley<br />
It is vitally important to treat your gout, rather than just letting it get worse. <br />
Over time the symptoms of gout get much worse.<br />
Gout can cause permanent damamge and even deformity. <br />
Gout should not be taken lightly, it is a serious problem.<br />
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http://curegoutpainnow.com - Gout is a painful condition, often affecting the toes, but it can affect many other joints as well. If left alone it can get worse, turn into a chronic problem and even cause permanent damage. Gout foods to avoid include anything high in purines.

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Gout Foods To Avoid

  1. 1. Gout foods to avoid<br />
  2. 2. Gout is caused by elevated uric acid levels, otherwise known as hyperuricaemia. <br />
  3. 3. When the levels of urate in the body reach the point where they can no longer be dissolved...<br />
  4. 4. … the salts crystallize in the form of needle-shaped crystals of monosodium urate monohydrate.<br />
  5. 5. One of the main causes of high uric acid levels in the body is diet.<br />
  6. 6. Specifically the amount of a type of chemical called purines. <br />
  7. 7. A purine is a molecule of the same type as essential components of the body such as RNA and DNA. <br />
  8. 8. When excess purines are ingested and not used then they are degraded to uric acid. <br />
  9. 9. Once the uric acid concentration gets too high the uric acid crystallizes into urate salts<br />
  10. 10. These are deposited into the human body tissues, where they cannot be degraded.<br />
  11. 11. Ingesting high-purine food is a chief cause of excess uric acid. <br />
  12. 12. Purines can be found in many foods... <br />
  13. 13. Offal – liver, kidney, sweetbreads<br />
  14. 14. Seafood – herring, mussels, sardines, anchovies, scallops<br />
  15. 15. Game – grouse, pheasant, partridge, and turkey<br />
  16. 16. Yeast & Yeast extracts – breads, beer vegemite, marmite<br />
  17. 17. Fatty meats – Mutton, veal, bacon<br />
  18. 18. Legumes – beans, lentils, peas<br />
  19. 19. As well as reducing the intake of foods high in purines, there are foods believed to be beneficial. <br />
  20. 20. Eating lots of these can helpkeep gout at bay.<br />
  21. 21. Some of these are...<br />
  22. 22. Cherries LemonJuiceApple CiderVinegar<br />
  23. 23. Green leafy vegetablesFruits high in vitamin CNuts and seeds<br />
  24. 24. Certain herbs -Devils claw, garlic, hawthorn, parsley<br />
  25. 25. It is vitally important to treat your gout, rather than just letting it get worse. <br />
  26. 26. Over time the symptoms of gout get much worse.<br />
  27. 27. Gout can cause permanent damamge and even deformity. <br />
  28. 28. Gout should not be taken lightly, it is a serious problem.<br />

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